On Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the country would be returning to the polls, asking Governor General David Johnston to dissolve Parliament for a general election to be held Monday, October 19th. With busses running in their driveways, powered by anticipation and an open field, Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Thomas Mulcair (NDP), Elizabeth May (Green), and Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Quebecois) quickly joined Harper in beginning their campaigns to lead the country. For 78 days, everything else in Canada will be pushed to the back pages, as the five leaders vie for control of Parliament, and a country with a falling dollar, lagging international relevance, and deteriorating social infrastructure. This will be the longest federal election in Canada since the first two. The Canadian Press claims that the 1867 campaign was 81 days, and the 1872 campaign 96 days. Of course, late 19th century politics were plagued by a lack of technology
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