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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau delivers remarks during a campaign event in Montreal's Olympic stadium, Oct. 6, 2015.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau returned to his home turf of Montreal on Tuesday, where the Liberal leader is hoping to make inroads in this election and knock down some of the New Democrats who dominate Quebec.

Trudeau used Montreal's Olympic Stadium, located in the federal riding of Hochelaga, as a backdrop for a morning event to promise 60,000 children in Quebec would be lifted out of poverty by the Liberal child benefit.

The Grits have proposed a plan that would give families $6,400 per year, tax-free, for every child under the age of 6.

They're also offering $5,400 per year, tax-free, for each child that is 6 to 17 years old.

"In Canada, we have the opportunity to do something for our kids," Trudeau said.

The Liberals are keen to make gains in Quebec, where they only claimed seven of 75 available seats in 2011.

Recent public opinion polls seem to suggest support for the New Democrats may be waning, which the Liberals see as an electoral opportunity.

The riding of Hochelaga belonged to the Bloc Quebecois from 2004 to 2011, when the NDP claimed the seat as part of its orange wave in Quebec.

Marwah Rizqy, an assistant professor at the University of Sherbrooke, is running for the Grits while Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet is running again for the New Democrats.

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