Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Justin Trudeau calls Canadian general election for 21 October

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau address a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton Ont. on Sept. 5 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS  Christopher Katsarov Prime Minister Justin Trudeau address a crowd at a Liberal fundraiser in Brampton Ont. on Sept. 5 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS Christopher Katsarov
Patty Aguilar | 12 September, 2019, 20:18

But before Trudeau could start his campaign in Vancouver, British Colombia (B.C.) on Wednesday evening, he had to deal with a barrage of questions regarding a long-running scandal involving allegations he tried to influence his former justice minister's handling of a corporate corruption case.

"Canadians have an important choice to make".

Justin Trudeau says a re-elected Liberal government would impose a national one per cent tax on properties owned by non-Canadians and non-residents in an effort to curb foreign speculation in real estate.

Liberals say they are quietly confident of victory and predict Mr Trudeau will campaign much more effectively than Mr Scheer (40) who is fighting his first election as Conservative leader. Scheer had called on Trudeau to resign as prime minister back in February, after Wilson-Raybould had delivered her testimony to the committee.

A poll conducted by Mainstreet Research, which surveyed 1,876 Canadians between September 6th to September 8 using Interactive Voice Recording, found that the Liberals were slightly ahead with 38 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 34 per cent.

After Mr Trudeau's first term in office, voting will no doubt reflect whether the Canadian public wants him to serve as PM for another term.

The contest is regional (Trudeau is from Quebec, Scheer represents Saskatchewan), ideological (liberal versus conservative) - and personal (Trudeau cultivates a devil-may-care informality, Scheer bitterly characterizes his rival as the corrupt product of an entrenched political class). Ontario also implemented a similar tax under the previous provincial Liberal government.

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Singh said four years ago, Trudeau charmed Canadians with pretty words and empty promises.

"For average Canadians, the key takeaway.is that Justin Trudeau is not an exception, he's like other politicians", said Mr Nanos.

Will Trudeau win the election?

The campaign kicked off Wednesday, and analysts from all sides expect it to be nasty.

"Ontario Premier Doug Ford has reminded Ontarians what a conservative government can be like", said Robert Bothwell, a professor of Canadian history and worldwide relations at the University of Toronto.

Currently, the Liberal and Conservative parties continue to be neck-and-neck in the polls. He ended up leading Canada for nearly 16 years, becoming a storied name in Canadian history who was responsible for the country's version of the bill of rights. The election takes place October 21.

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