Federal election campaign set to begin Wednesday

Elias Hubbard
September 11, 2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a break from election planning on Tuesday to visit the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia, where 100,000 people are still without power after Storm Dorian hit on Saturday.

The news was originally reported by the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.

Canada's parliamentary system requires that the the prime minister request the crown's representative to dissolve parliament before an upcoming election.

The federal parties have been campaigning informally for weeks, with Liberal ministers making government funding announcements while Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have attacked the Liberal government's record.

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The election will be called one day before the first leaders' debate in Toronto, hosted by Maclean's/CityTv, which all party major leaders agreed to attend except Mr. Trudeau.

The fledgling People's Party of Canada under leader Maxime Bernier is also hoping to make a breakthrough by holding on to his own seat while bringing new MPs to Parliament under his party's banner.

The election will then be held on October 21.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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