Canada: the longest federal campaign ends

premier-ministre-canada-stephen-harperThe last day of the longest election campaign in Canada, the Conservative incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Justin Trudeau and the Social Democratic Leader Thomas Mulcair sought Sunday to tip in their camp the last undecided in an election that looks tight .

On the eve of parliamentary elections, the smile was wider on the face of Justin Trudeau.

The son of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau is installed ahead of the vote for a week, when he pointed only distant third position at the start of a 78-day campaign, the longest in history.

In a poll last Sunday, the institute Nanos credited the Liberals 37.3% of the vote, the Conservatives 30.5% and the New Democratic Party 22.1%.

If this were to be confirmed in the polls Monday is Justin Trudeau, much to everyone’s surprise, to be able to form the next government with a minority of members in the House of Commons in Ottawa.

As the polls did not anticipate the extent of the orange wave of the NDP in the last election in 2011 –Who had made the party the second Canadian conservateurs– the last political force, everyone would believe on Sunday that victory was view.

The last 48 hours have been trying for party leaders who have traveled across Canada from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific declined to hammer a speech for weeks.

Stephen Harper is once again presented as the guarantor of economic stability and the assurance of tax cuts. Despite a recession in the first half, with the oil price collapse, the outgoing prime minister warned voters against budgetary excesses promised by his opponents.

Monday, the choice is between Justin Trudeau “proposes spending (…) financed by tax increases and taxes and deficits” or the renewal of a conservative policy with “a balanced budget, tax cuts and Tax. It is the choice between job loss and job creation, “he began.

“Something big”

In the skin of the favorite, Justin Trudeau, left Halifax on Saturday to arrive Sunday night in Vancouver, British Columbia, continued to address the middle class he wants to cut taxes for better tax the rich.

At a run towards the West, with stops in New Brunswick, Ontario and Manitoba, he asked his supporters not to relax their efforts to continue the door-to-door until the last minute and persuade their neighbors to vote Liberal.

“We are about to achieve something great.” Infantilized by conservatives who willingly gave him the “Justin” in early August launch of the electoral game, the Liberal leader now appears confident.

“Help us defeat Stephen Harper,” he repeated, because “it will be a close election.”

By sending 121 deputies out of the 338 of the House, Ontario has been the subject of much attention during the campaign by candidates and it is in this most populous province –13 of 35 million inhabitants Canada will vivent– Thomas Mulcair spent his Sunday from Vancouver.

For the Greens, Elizabeth May tried again in his stronghold of British Columbia discourage strategic voting in favor of the Liberals or the NDP to get rid of Stephen Harper and automatically cost them seats in the House.

Even speech Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc Québécois that multiplied stops in Quebec sovereignists to snatch votes and wash the affront of 2011 when his party was swept away by the wave of orange NDP.

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