Federal elections triggered Wednesday
By law, polling day is set for October 21, but the Prime Minister has two weeks of leeway from September 1 to kick off the campaign.
The federal parties have been campaigning informally for weeks. Liberal ministers are increasing funding announcements as Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh tackle the Liberal record.
Recent polls suggest that the Liberals and Conservatives are neck and neck, but that they probably would not get a majority government if the elections were held immediately.