Trudeau calls general election

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Justin Trudeau has called a general election in Canada and dissolved the country’s parliament.

The Canadian Governor General Julie Payette formally gave her blessing for the launch of a six-week federal election campaign.

Canadians “have an important choice to make” about their country’s future path, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today as he triggered the official launch of the federal election campaign.

The Liberal leader and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau arrived at Rideau Hall in Ottawa this morning to ask Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament, launching Canada’s 43rd general election. The vote is to be held on Oct. 21.

Trudeau, who is seeking his second four-year mandate, wasted little time in posing what the Liberals hope will be the ballot box question.

Via CBC / Independent

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