Canada: Protesters attend Justin Trudeau rally in Bolton
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Campaigning for the Canadian election will soon be over as the public heads to the polls to decide who will be the next Prime Minister. The two main contenders, Justin Trudeau and Erin O'Toole, are vying for a majority after Mr Trudeau called a shock snap election last month.
The last days of campaigning for the current Prime Minister have been nothing short of violent, with anti-vaccine protesters heckling him as he travelled to the University of Windsor campus.
One woman shouted through a megaphone "Get out of Windsor, you f***ing traitor".
Another man drove by in a white truck with 'f*** Trudeau' scrawled across it.
Things have gone from bad to worse in recent weeks, as Mr Trudeau gambled on a double-digit lead in the polls, which he thought would aid him in regaining the majority he lost in 2019.
Justin Trudeau is unlikely to get a majority in this election (Image: GETTY)
Things have gone from bad to worse in recent weeks, as Mr Trudeau gambled on a double digit lead in the polls, which he thought would aid him in regaining the majority he lost in 2019.
Mr Trudeau called the vote two years early to seek approval for his left-of-centre government’s handling of the pandemic.
But Canadians have responded with overwhelming frustration.
A fourth wave of coronavirus cases has many questioning the need for an election given the huge amount of spending it requires, estimated to be around C$610 million.
Strong support has emerged for the opposition leader Erin O'Toole, who has painted Mr Trudeau as an egotistical premier after a power grab.
Erin O’Toole has turned around support for the Tories (Image: GETTY)
Mr O'Toole has also done a good job of repainting the landscape of the Tories, appealing to floating voters in the centre who once belonged to the Liberal camp.
He said on a recent campaign stop: “We’re not your grandfather’s Conservative Party.
"We’re reaching out to everyone – we’re a big, blue positive tent."
Mr Trudeau's Liberal Party has suffered a dramatic drop in the polls, and are now neck-and-neck according to a string of opinion polls at around 32 percent.
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The pair have locked horns since being on the campaign trail (Image: GETTY)
Who will win the Canada election?
Current polling puts Mr Trudeau at a slim advantage, as support is focused in large urban centres that have plenty of constituencies.
The Conservatives’ support base is in more sparsely populated rural regions and the west of the country.
However, Mr Trudeau could be hurt if there is low voter turnout, which would likely be a boost to the Tories.
If Mr Trudeau manages to just about pull through with another minority, he is likely to rely on support from the left of centre New Democrats to bolster his Government.
Election officials say the final results could be delayed in some close races as mail-in ballots, expected to number in the hundreds of thousands, are counted.
Canada is a parliamentary democracy.
Monday's vote will decide the 338 seats in the House of Commons, the lower house of parliament.
To achieve a majority government, a party needs to secure 170 seats.
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