Trudeau dissolves parliament, launches election campaign

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(Ottawa) – Justin Trudeau kicked off the campaign for next month’s Canadian general election, gunning to hold onto his liberal majority in a tight race against newcomers on both flanks.

The parties have already been wooing voters with pre-election ads, announcements and whistle stops in key battlegrounds across the country.

But Governor General Julie Payette´s dissolution of parliament, at Trudeau’s behest, marked the official start of the race to the October 21 ballot.