Trudeau dissolves parliament, launches Canada election campaign

Trudeau dissolves parliament, launches Canada election campaign

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jul 1, 2019. (Photo: REUTERS/Patrick Doyle/Files)

OTTAWA: Justin Trudeau on Wednesday (Sep 11) kicked off the campaign for next month's Canadian general election, gunning to hold onto his liberal majority in a tight race against newcomers on both flanks.

The parties have already been wooing voters with pre-election ads, announcements and whistle stops in key battlegrounds across the country.

But Governor General Julie Payette's dissolution of parliament, at Trudeau's behest, marked the official start of the race to the Oct 21 ballot.

Source: AFP/ga

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