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Nanos Numbers: Party Leaders and Election Period

nanos numbers: Sign up for our Election Dispatch newsletter for a daily campaign update, once the election is underway According to these new Nanos numbers commissioned by CTV News, more Canadians say they are ready for a change than those who aren't, with 44 per cent of those surveyed saying they want a change in government, and 39 per cent think not, according to CTV. Another 18 percent remain undecided. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has until Sept. 15 to visit the Governor General and ask for the writ to be drawn up, kicking off the formal election period that will see federal party leaders crisscrossing the country and pitching themselves, their candidates, and their platforms, before voters go to the polls on Oct. 21. The Prairie provinces were where the most respondents said that they think it's time for a change with 58.9 per cent of people saying they'd like to see a new government in Ottawa, followed by 44 per cent of Ontarians. Men were more likely to favour a new government than women; while young people aged 18 to 34 expressed the least desire for change. Atlantic Canadians were the least likely to say so, with 51.5 per cent saying now is not the time for change, followed by 41.6 per cent of British Columbians. ( As reported in the news.