The flag of Newfoundland and Labrador is pictured in this file photo.

Party leaders in the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election are heading into the final lap of the campaign this weekend.

After a debate-packed week that saw leaders spar over the province's desperate financial situation and who's best suited to navigate a way out of it, things slowed down Friday.

Liberal Party Leader and incumbent Premier Andrew Furey joined candidate John Hogan in the St. John's district of Windsor Lake on Friday morning to knock on doors.

The district is held by Progressive Conservative Party Leader Ches Crosbie, who campaigned there later in the day.

Crosbie first won the seat in a 2018 byelection by just 218 votes after former Liberal finance minister Cathy Bennett stepped down.

As the two top contenders for premier were going door to door, NDP Leader Alison Coffin released a campaign pledge to increase paid leave for those experiencing domestic violence.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 6, 2021.