Canada PM Justin Trudeau dissolves Parliament, calls general election on October 21

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		Election Underway		Vote-splitting turnout key to 2019 election Political science expert				Sep 11 2019

By CJME News Election Underway Vote-splitting turnout key to 2019 election Political science expert Sep 11 2019

Campaigning for Canada's federal election on 21 October formally began on Wednesday, as Justin Trudeau seeks a second parliamentary majority from an increasingly divided electorate.

This first-day visit on Trudeau's campaign trail sends a strong message to British Columbians, whose province will be a hot spot this election, according to University of British Columbia Political Science professor Richard Johnston.

Trudeau kicks off his campaign with a rally in the Vancouver-Kingsway riding on September 11.

Green Party leader Elizabeth May and Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the left-wing New Democrat Party, started the day with rallies.

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"A few moments ago, I met with Her Excellency the Governor General, who granted my request to dissolve Parliament", he told reporters, speaking in French. "Quebecers can only rely on us, Bloc members of Parliament will always be powerless spectators".

Scheer is calling Trudeau a "liar", arguing the Liberal leader has lost the moral authority to govern and saying his goal for the next five weeks is to convince Canadians of that.

The NDP leader believes the answer is him, telling supporters he plans to talks about providing services like pharmacare and dental care, vision care and mental health services, but only by taking on "lobbyists" and "corporate interests".

Polls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are running neck-and-neck, while the NDP and Greens are fighting for third. Now, it's his turn to face opponents who are unproven campaigners.

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However, if you look to focus groups being done by the parties, Canadians aren't fond of those tactics and want a more serious, friendly tone.

What climate emergency, wondered People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier.

Only one party - the Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer - has a full candidate roster with representatives in each riding.

By the time the House of Commons rose for the summer in June 2019, the Liberals stood at 177 seats compared to the Conservatives at 95, the NDP at 40, the Bloc at 10 and the Greens at three.

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The federal election is officially a go.

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