Though the economy typically weighs heavily on voters' mind, this campaign could see the environment as a major ballot box issue, as a number of polls have suggested that many Canadians expect the parties to put forward strong plans to rein in emissions.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on July 31, at the Liberals' campaign workshop, is expected to ask the governor general to dissolve Parliament to officially launch the campaign for the federal election. Under new regulations, brought in by the Trudeau government under Bill C-76, parties can spend up to $28.1-million nationally, while expense limits for candidates’ campaigns can add up to $37.5-million overall. In the last election, spending limits were dictated by the length of the campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to formally ask Canada’s governor general on Wednesday morning to dissolve Parliament, setting the stage for the 41-day federal election campaign.
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According to a Senate spokesperson, the Senate's in-house compensation team has developed 'effective work-arounds and capacity to promptly fix any errors' associated with the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.
David Merner, a failed Green candidate from B.C., says there are encouraging signs the party could come close to surpassing the NDP in its fundraising numbers next year. He is vying to take the reins from Elizabeth May.