Trudeau to call election tomorrow

Evarado Alatorre
Setiembre 11, 2019

The Liberals won all 32 of the Parliamentary seats in the four Atlantic provinces in the 2015 federal election that brought Trudeau to power but party insiders predict they will lose between eight and 10 of these next month.

A new Forum Research poll shows 37 per cent of voters would opt for the Liberals if the election were held today.

Canada's prime minister will officially announce the start of the federal election campaign this week.

It put Conservative support at 35 per cent nationally to the Liberals' 34 per cent _ essentially a tie.

According to CBC's Poll Tracker, the Liberals now are projected to win the most seats - but whether any party can secure a majority is still a toss-up.

The Conservatives were the preferred second choice only of the small band of People's Party supporters (40 per cent).

Zoomer Primary Poll
Zoomer Primary Poll

The Conservatives, meanwhile, will be going after other aspects of the government's record - especially Trudeau's ethics breach in the SNC-Lavalin affair - while promising to ease Canadians' economic anxieties. The figures represent a gain of seven points for the Liberals and a loss of seven for the Conservatives compared with a similar Forum poll taken in late July that had the parties running virtually neck and neck. According to CBC News, she will be hoping to make a breakthrough by building on the party's two seats in the House of Commons.

Governor General Julie Payette invests Minnie Grey, from Kuujjuaq, a Member of the Order of Canada during a ceremony outside Rideau Hall September 6, 2018.

The Leger poll - released just hours before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to fire the starting gun Wednesday - suggests Jagmeet Singh's NDP and Elizabeth May's Greens were also in a dead heat, competing for a distant third place.

Rounding out the slate are the nascent People's Party of Canada lead by Maxime Bernier, and, in Quebec, the Bloc Quebecois.

Following his visit to Rideau Hall, the Prime Minister is expected to hold a rally shortly after the official campaign launch.

While Wednesday will officially begin the campaign process, the leading and opposition parties have already been on the offensive with the Conservatives highlighting Trudeau's privileged past, and the Liberals mocking the Conservative's attempts to paint Leader Andrew Scheer's upbringing as modestly middle-class.

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