Canada’s federal election campaign officially begins
Ottawa: Canada’s 43rd federal election campaign officially kicked off on Wednesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Governor General Julie Payette had accepted his request to dissolve the 42nd Parliament.
Mr Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party, will have five and a half weeks to convince Canadians to give his government a second chance when they head to the polls on October 21 in all 338 ridings.
Under Canada’s new fixed-date election rules, the campaign can only run a maximum of 50 days. A majority government requires a single party to win at least 170 seats.