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Shorter fall campaign anticipated by many political watchers

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The government has an advantage during the pre-election period, and with a volatile electorate, the longer the campaign, the more potential for unpredictable ‘hinge moments,’ says John Delacourt.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured July 31 during the Liberal Party's two-day candidate training event in Ottawa. Many observers expect the Liberals will opt for a shorter campaign this fall, closer to the 36-day minimum. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

There are less than 10 weeks left until voters go to the polls as scheduled on Oct. 21 and it’s an open question as to when the federal election campaign will officially begin, but many political observers anticipate a shorter campaign this fall, close to the 36-day minimum.

Laura Ryckewaert

Laura Ryckewaert is a deputy editor at The Hill Times.
- lryckewaert@hilltimes.com


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