Leaders move to eastern and central Canada for homestretch campaign


With just three days until federal elections, the party’s top leaders will keep the campaign throttle wide open today as they chase still-undecided votes in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau will start his day with an announcement scheduled for this morning in Windsor, Ontario.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is also in southwestern Ontario. He will make an announcement in London, Ontario, earlier this afternoon before moving to St. Catharines, Ontario, for a fan event tonight.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has a packed schedule starting this morning in Sherbrooke, Que., Where he will speak about the Trudeau administration’s track record on climate change. Singh will then head east to Sackville, NS to visit a local business this afternoon before moving to Halifax to meet with supporters.

Much of yesterday’s campaign was dominated by leaders pointing fingers and blaming each other for the growing COVID-19 crisis in Alberta.

As the clock ticks to Monday’s election, the latest polls suggest that the race between Liberals and Conservatives is still too close to be announced.

It remains to be seen if the high-level endorsements Justin Trudeau and Erin O’Toole received this week – Trudeau from former US President Barack Obama and O’Toole from former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney – will help tip the balance.

This Canadian Press report was first published on September 17, 2021.


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