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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'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.
A spokesperson for the heritage minister says 'we are currently looking at models adopted in other countries on appropriate remuneration of news content and will come back with new propositions in due course.'