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Party leaders navigate the tricky boundaries of religion

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes part in a menorah lighting ceremony, celebrating the Jewish festival of Hanukkah in Ottawa, December 16, 2009.

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Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and his wife Zsuzsanna Zsohar attend a Passover seder in Winnipeg on April 18, 2011.

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NDP Leader Jack Layton speaks to members of the Gurdwara Sahib Sikh temple in Vancouver on April 14, 2007.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May speaks during the Canadian Jewish Congress' 90th anniversary plenary assembly in Toronto May 31, 2009.

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In this file photo, Stephen Harper tours a Coptic Christian Church in Mississauga, Ont., with Fathers Pishoy Wasfy, left, and Angelos Saad on January 13, 2011.

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