WORLD Canada's 43rd federal election campaign kicks off


Canada's 43rd federal election campaign kicks off


00:58, September 12, 2019

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Photo: AP)

OTTAWA, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will ask Canadian Governor General Julie Payette to dissolve parliament on Wednesday morning, setting in motion the country's 43rd federal election campaign, according to Trudeau's office.

Under Canada's current election rules, the campaign would run a maximum of 50 days. During the campaign, Canadian party leaders will make efforts to pitch themselves and their candidates to the Canadians before the election day which is slated on Oct. 21 and will elect all 338 members of the House of Commons.

According to a poll by CBC, Trudeau's Liberal Party is projected to win the most seats, but which party can secure a majority remains to be seen.

The Liberals are seeking a second mandate and will spend on pitching Canadians on the party's accomplishments while trying to contrast themselves on social issues with their main rivals.

The main opposition Conservatives, meanwhile, will be going after other aspects of the government's record while promising to ease Canadians' economic anxieties.

The New Democratic Party, which is fighting against sinking polling figures and a shrunken war chest, is trying to pitch itself as a viable alternative to the two front-runners.

The Green Party is hoping to make a breakthrough in the House of Commons and build on its current two-seat caucus.

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet will launch his party's official campaign for more seats in the parliament while People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier is beginning the first ever federal election for his team.

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