Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the federal election last week. Election Day is Oct. 21, and the Liberals entered the campaign polling nearly evenly with the Conservative Party. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is relying on the same senior strategists to get re-elected who brought him from third place party leader in the House to the Prime Minister's Office in 2015. But it's a whole new ball game this time, after four years in power.
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.
The Canadian Press is looking to keep costs to a bare minimum, The Globe and Mail will be 'tactical' in their planning, and The Toronto Star will take a 'flexible' approach to covering the federal party leader tours.