78-day ‘sprint’ nothing compared to U.S. elections

In many ways, the two approaches to electing leaders is a reversal in perceived national character: a short campaign seems brash and bold. In contrast, a campaign extended well beyond a year before the eventual vote seems somewhat plodding and methodical. It is more tortoise than hare, and all beaver.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By Gavin MacFadyen

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 10:49 PM

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