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2021-09-20 15:30:11

The day has come.

Canadians from coast to coast are heading to the polls to decide on their subsequent federal authorities within the climax of the 44th normal election.

For simply over a month, federal leaders have travelled across the nation in an effort to persuade voters to decide on their celebration to signify them in Ottawa.

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After getting Gov. Gen. Mary Could Simon’s blessing, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dissolved Parliament on Aug. 15, sending Canadians to the poll field two years earlier than a mandated election on Oct. 16, 2023.

Opposition leaders have criticized Trudeau’s resolution, accusing him of attempting to safe a majority for his celebration and questioning why an election was being known as throughout COVID-19’s fourth wave.

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In response, Trudeau has defended his resolution and stated an election was vital for Canadians to decide on how they “need to finish” the pandemic with the federal government they select.

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All through the marketing campaign, celebration leaders have made guarantees on Canada’s pandemic response, the financial system, affordability, baby care, local weather change, spending, Indigenous reconciliation, taxes and housing.

About 5.8 million Canadians voted throughout superior polling Sept. 10 to 13, and Elections Canada has despatched out greater than 1,000,000 particular ballots by mail.

Election day voting hours are staggered in order that majority of outcomes are available across the similar time throughout the nation, Elections Canada says.

Polls in Newfoundland and Atlantic time zones run from 8:30 a.m. to eight:30 p.m., Japanese time from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Central time from 8:30 a.m. to eight:30 p.m., Saskatchewan and Mountain time from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Pacific time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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