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Facing the nation: leaders’ tours hint at parties’ vulnerabilities, seats in play

By Beatrice Paez       

Weeks two and three of the campaign are typically spent in ridings that are 'on the cusp' of flipping in the party's favour, or where they need to defend seats. The 43rd election campaign runs for nearly six weeks, over a 40-day period.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May have been crisscrossing the country in the run-up to the election. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The party leaders’ sprint across the country in the run-up to the election hints at where campaign strategists think their team can make inroads, or—depending on the state of the electoral map and public opinion polls—where they need to play defence, say political observers. 

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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