Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair took part in a unique town hall style meeting with voters in Nickel Belt. Along with riding representative, Claude Gravelle, Mulcair held the meeting by phone and the event involved 3,000 participants. A major issue for voters was the government plan to delay the Old Age Security pension to age 67 beginning in 2023. By a ten to one margin they told Mulcair they want it to stay at age 65.