Canada’s fed­eral election cam­paign of­fi­cially begins

Fiji Sun - - World News - Xin­hua

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.

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