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Party Leaders: Election and Trudeau

party leaders: Gen, according to CTV. Julie Payette at Rideau Hall tomorrow at 10 a.m. and ask her to dissolve the 42nd Parliament, and draw up the writs for all 338 ridings across Canada. Watch Lisa LaFlamme leads special coverage as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to launch the 2019 federal election campaign Trudeau will visit Gov. Triggering the election then means that Canadians will be in for five-and-a-half weeks of campaigning, seeing the federal party leaders crisscrossing the country and pitching themselves, their candidates, and their platforms, before voters go to the polls on Oct. 21. Trudeau had until Sept. 15 to call the election, but could have launched it as early as Sept. 1. The 40-day campaign will be just over half the length of the marathon 78-day election in 2015. ( As reported in the news.