On Wednesday in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a statement shortly after meeting with the Governor-General Julie Payett in Rideau hall.
“A few minutes ago, I met with her Excellency the Governor-General, who accepted my request to dissolve Parliament,” he told reporters, speaking in French.
At Trudeau, leader of the Liberal party, there will be five and a half weeks to convince Canadians to give his government a second chance.
Under Federal election law, the following Sunday was the last possible date for the start of the Federal campaign.
The campaigns should last at least 36 days and may not exceed 50 days.
The current political stereotype suggests that a short and intense campaign may be on hand in force to members of the government.
Meanwhile, a longer campaign bear a higher risk of unpredictable and unexpected defeats.
The last Federal election in 2015 was approximately 78 days, becoming a record duration, with the result that the current conservatives lost to the liberals, at that time held third place, as evident in surveys of the opinions of voters only to the end of the campaign.
Throughout this campaign and Trudeau, and leader of the Conservative party Andrew Scheer will probably spend most of the time, fighting for votes in the districts rich in places of the greater Toronto area, in fact there is a way to win.
Majority government – a government in which the party does not have to rely on the support of other parties to hold their bills to be formed, one party must receive at least 170 seats.
Trudeau led a majority government in 2015, when members of his party took 184 of 338 seats in the House of Commons.
The conservatives got 99, and the new Democrats – 44.
Block Quebec earned 10, while Green got just one thing for their leader, Elizabeth may.
By the time when the House of Commons went on summer vacation in June 2019, the liberals retained 177 seats, the conservatives were 95, the NDP – 40, Block representatives and remained in the top 10, and the figure has increased to 3.
Several members were listed as independent, including Jody Wilson-Reybold and Jane Philpott, of which Trudeau was asked to leave their faction in connection with the scandal at SNC-Lavalin. Both are running as independent candidates in these elections.
The conservatives lost Maxim Bernier, who was elected under their banner, but left to found the people’s party of Canada.
And while green saw a surge in popularity in recent provincial elections and Federal by-elections, the NDP under the leadership of Jagmeet Singh fell sharply in the polls and starts this campaign, having lost one third of its existing MPs who decided not to seek re-election.
Formal debate of the main party leaders to be held on 7 October in English and 10 Oct in French.