As the Canadian federal election draws nearer, the country’s party leaders are now doing everything they can to get one-up on each other. In a tweet on Thursday afternoon, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh tried to call out Justin Trudeau for allowing abortion clinics to close down in Canada, but things quickly turned around on Singh instead.\nIn a post on Thursday afternoon, New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh shared a tweet from Action Canada, a Canadian pro-choice charitable organization. The organization’s post explained that the only abortion clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick, would be closing, and notes that the province refuses to fund out-of-hospital abortions for women in the area.\nSharing Action Canada’s post, Jagmeet Singh took the opportunity to call out Justin Trudeau, blaming him for the Fredericton clinic’s closure. Singh wrote, “Justin Trudeau calls himself a feminist but this clinic closure is the direct result of his failure to act. No one should have to travel for hours or pay hundreds of dollars to get an abortion.”\nSingh went on to add, “I want @ActionCanadaSHR to know I’m committed to expanding abortion access right away.”\nJustin Trudeau calls himself a feminist but this clinic closure is the direct result of his failure to act. No one should have to travel for hours or pay hundreds of dollars to get an abortion. I want @ActionCanadaSHR to know I’m committed to expanding abortion access right away. https://t.co/GGh8US06ws— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) October 10, 2019\nHowever, many Canadians actually responded to the NDP leader to correct him, and to ask why he called out Justin Trudeau when abortion clinics are linked with provincial politics, rather than federal.\nSince 1988, abortion in Canada has been considered a medical procedure without a law governing it, meaning it is up to provinces to regulate access to it.\nWhile it is up to the provincial government, the federal government plays a part in enforcing this. According to the Canada Health Act, "To help ensure that access, it sets standards the provincial governments, including the territories, must meet to receive federal funding for healthcare." This means that if a province isn't upholding abortion access standards, the federal government could withhold funding from them.\nView this post on Instagram You know it's been a long day when the ears are out 😂 #elxn43 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🇨🇦 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tu sais que c’est une longue journée quand les oreilles finissent par sortir 😂 #elxn43 A post shared by Jagmeet Singh (@jagmeetsingh) on Oct 6, 2019 at 2:52pm PDT\nHowever, many Canadians are still calling out Singh for his perceived mix up in jurisdictions.\nResponding to Singh’s tweet, one Canadian Twitter user wrote, “I like you, Jagmeet... [still voting NDP] but you -really- need to wise up on federal/provincial jurisdiction. You've made several similar gaffs in your campaign. They don't inspire confidence, yo.”\nAnother noted, “Mr Singh. You have no justification for these attacks. And it diminishes your credibility every time you make them. Just put out your costed plan and while you are at, brush on your knowledge of jurisdictions.”\nI like you, Jagmeet... [still voting NDP] but you -really- need to wise up on federal/provincial jurisdiction. You've made several similar gaffs in your campaign. They don't inspire confidence, yo.#cdnpoli #elxn43— Jason Poulis (@JGregoryP) October 10, 2019\nMr Singh. You have no justification for these attacks. And it diminishes your credibility every time you make them. Just put out your costed plan and while you are at, brush on your knowledge of jurisdictions.— vicki antle (@vickiantle) October 10, 2019\nYou do understand that healthcare is a provincial responsibility? Plus, this is happening in a province you've largely ignored.— Grant Bowen 🍷🐣✊🍺 ⛺ (@bow_en_arrow) October 10, 2019\nThis is a provincial issue, not federal, and you know thatFeminists everywhere are insulted when you continuously correlate equality with having a particular view - that's not what feminism is aboutIf you want to take a real stand we welcome you, but maybe start will Bill 21— kellygirl (@kellygirl00) October 10, 2019\nThe very tweet you’re quoting literally says it’s the province’s doing.— Richard Feren (@RichardFeren) October 10, 2019\nSeveral Canadians also took the opportunity to accuse Jagmeet Singh of sounding like Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who has taken to social media to drag Justin Trudeau on several occasions.\nOne Twitter user wrote, “Wow dude your lies are getting worse than Scheer!"\nAnother added, “You very well know that comes under the provincial jurisdictions and the federal government has warned them several times Jagmeet Scheer!”\nYou very well know that comes under the provincial jurisdictions and the federal government has warned them several times jagmeet Scheer!— Tammy Stevens 💪🍁💪 (@Tammyocanada) October 10, 2019\nThis is Trudeau's fault? Don't stoop to the Conservative's playbook.— A Quaglieri (@QuaglieriPFQ) October 10, 2019\nWow dude your lies are getting worse than Scheer!— DriveAMclaren (@driveamclaren) October 10, 2019\nWhat kind of low-life accusation is that? Pretty sure the clinic is a PROVINCIAL responsibility. To use the low-life Con tactic of questioning the PM on his feminism is just LOW. Not what I want in a leader.— VGRaces (@GraceyV6) October 10, 2019\nYou have no more integrity than the Conservatives. This is an embarrassing Election all round.— Shari 🇨🇦 (@ShariFreeWill) October 10, 2019\nSo far, Jagmeet Singh seems to have had a pretty successful election campaign. Many Canadians appreciated his quick-wit in the two English-language leaders’ debates that he took part in, and his response to Justin Trudeau’s brownface scandal seemed to earn him some additional supporters.\nWhether or not this support will translate into votes on October 21 remains to be seen.\nThere are stories everywhere. 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