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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emerged from Rideau Hall after visiting the Governor General and asking her to dissolve Parliament to begin the formal federal election campaign.

Justin Trudeau kicked off the fight of his political life Wednesday, under attack for an ethics lapse and other controversies as he opened a campaign for Canada's Oct 21 general elections.

So Canadians have an important choice to make. "We get to decide what kind of future we want to build together".

While NDP fortunes have been on the skids elsewhere, the party is still in contention in B.C. The Green party, meanwhile, is hoping for a big breakthrough in the province, which is now home to Green Leader Elizabeth May and the only other elected Green MP, Paul Manly. Scheer said the PBO numbers are in line with what the Conservatives expected and that how they'd cover the cost will be revealed when the Tories unveil their platform.

"I'm very pleased that Quebecers themselves have chosen to contest this bill in court, to stand up and defend the Charter of Rights and Freedoms", he said.

On the tarmac before flying to his first rally of the day in Quebec, Scheer said Trudeau "has lost the moral authority to govern".

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Scheer has also been on the offensive after reports in the Globe and Mail about the RCMP examining potential obstruction of justice in the handling of the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

He also declined to address what personal mistakes he might have made in the saga, which saw the ethics commissioner declare Trudeau broke the law by trying to influence a decision on whether the Quebec engineering firm should go to trial on charges related to alleged corrupt dealings in Libya.

In 2015, Trudeau came across as optimistic, trustworthy, transparent and hopeful, a new face who would change politics and take it out of the sullen, accusatory rut it was in.

Canadian polls indicate the two candidates are both on just over 30 percent, with the NDP polling in third place - with a slight lead over the Green Party.

"He has lied. He has looked Canadians in the eyes and said things that he knew were not true", he told reporters.

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

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His main rival is the Conservative Party's Andrew Scheer.

"I believe we can do better", Singh said.

In the Vancouver/Burnaby/Surrey area, the Liberals, NDP and in some cases the Conservatives are battling over seats.

"They are running against Ford and they are running against former Prime Minister Harper", he added, referring to Trudeau and the Liberal party.

The leader of the left-leaning New Democrats (NDP), he is the first person of colour to have taken the helm of a major federal political party in Canada. "Believe me, with five kids there's a lot to pay for when you've got auto seats, diapers, clothes, the odd dry cleaning and steam cleaning of carpets".

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Only one party - the Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer - has a full candidate roster with representatives in each riding. Polls suggest the Liberals and Conservatives are running neck-and-neck, while the NDP and Greens are fighting for third.


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