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Canada Elections: Tough competition between the Liberals, Conservative Party is expected

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

21st Oct, 2019. 04:46 pm
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Voting continues in general elections for Canada

Canada will be voting today for the 33rd general election here on Monday.

According to the local media, there will be general elections in Canada today where people will elect their representatives for the 338th seat House.

All preparations regarding polling session in Canada has been completed.

One hundred or seventy seats are needed to form a majority government.

Justin Trudeau is on the field for the second time to be the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his campaign despite security concerns over the election campaign, his side in the field seems much powerful.

In the closing days of the campaign, Trudeau acknowledged that there was a good chance the opposition Conservatives could take more votes, but after 40 days of frantic campaigning, no party appears set to capture the 170 seats needed for a majority in the House of Commons.

It is expected to lose seats as it faces candidates on the right and left, following a series of events that have dented the popularity of Trudeau and his party.

Polls and Google search rates indicate healthcare is the top election issue for many Canadians although the climate crisis is not far behind.

Taxes, education and the legalization of cannabis are other issues Canadians are wanting to hear more about.

The Conservative party is perceived to have a more aggressive stand on cutting taxes while many voters believe Scheer will do less than other leaders on climate.

Canada’s election takes place in 338 ridings or seats across the country, and preliminary results should be announced around 8pm on election night.

One hundred and seventy seats are needed to be able to form a majority government, and polls show neither Trudeau nor Scheer are anywhere near that threshold.

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