2019 federal election campaign to officially begin on Wednesday

Sep 10 2019, 12:12 pm

Get ready Canada, the federal election campaign will officially kick-off as of Wednesday.

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has confirmed Justin Trudeau will visit Rideau Hall in Ottawa on September 11 to meet Governor General Julie Payette. He is expected to ask Payette to dissolve parliament in order for the general election to be called.

While the federal party leaders have been already been busy travelling across the country, revealing slogans, and releasing ads, the election campaign officially begins when Canada’s Governor General issues a proclamation on behalf of The Queen to dissolve parliament.

The prime minister has until September 15 to call the election as the minimum length of the federal election campaign is 36 days.

According to a recent Mainstreet Research/iPolitics/Groupe Capitales Médias poll, the Liberals Part of Canada has opened up a four-point lead over the Conservatives.

Among decided and leaning voters, the Liberals led by Justin Trudeau have 37.5%, while the Conservatives with Andrew Scheer at the helm have 34%, the poll found.

The 43rd Canadian general election will take place on October 21.

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