Canadian dollar lower after Trudeau calls Oct 21 election

Canadian dollar lower after Trudeau calls Oct 21 election

One area of certain contention is the environment, especially among liberals (preoccupied by global climate change) and Westerners (with an economy in large measure dependent upon energy extraction and virulently opposed to a carbon tax). This isn't a surprise, Canada has a fixed election calendar and the government was due to call a fall election. They also used the Liberals' own campaign slogan, "Choose forward", to indicate what the bus driver should not have done in this situation.

Though the Canadian economy has strengthened - posting second-quarter growth of 3.7% and almost half a million new jobs created in the a year ago - the economic gains have not been felt by the wider Canadian public, who have expressed growing concern about an increasing cost of living.

He says B.C. will be very important for Trudeau's party, who will have to fight for seats.

Trudeau will have to defend his record, including his handling this year of an ethics crisis that proved politically costly.

The worst hit to Trudeau's progressive image came with the SNC-Lavalin inquiry, a corruption scandal in which Trudeau was accused of interfering in the criminal prosecution of a Quebec-based engineering firm.

That affair was raised on Wednesday morning by Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, who issued a rebuke against the Liberal leader, saying Canadians "cannot trust Justin Trudeau".

Currently, the Liberal and Conservative parties continue to be neck-and-neck in the polls.

Trudeau announced Canada's federal election today where he will be seeking to win a second term.

"I have had a meeting and I have been interviewed by the RCMP, and that meeting happened yesterday [Tuesday], and I am not going to comment any further on the nature of those conversations", she said in the interview Wednesday.

Canada's official campaign period has often been fraught with unexpected turns that can lead to unforeseen outcomes.

He then quickly pivoted to framing for Canadians how he wants them to see his main rival in this election, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer: as Stephen Harper 2.0.

Another fresh face in federal politics is Jagmeet Singh, 40.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, buoyed by recent polls showing the Greens leading the NDP in popularity, gave a fiery election campaign speech to kick off their campaign. A recent survey by Campaign Research, which polled 2,094 Canadians between September 3 to September 5, found that both the Liberal and Conservative parties were sitting at 34 per cent support.

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