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Election called for Oct. 21

Trudeau asked Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau triggered an election Wednesday morning. SUDBURY.COM photo

The 2019 federal election campaign officially kicked off on Wednesday morning when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped the writ and triggered an election.

Trudeau asked Gov. Gen. Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament and begin Canada’s 43rd general election. Canadians will head to the polls Oct. 21.

In St. Albert, Conservative incumbent Michael Cooper is running for a second term. People's Party of Canada candidate Bridgette Cecelia is representing the newly formed party in the St. Albert-Edmonton riding. Liberal candidate Gregory Springate is also in the race for the seat.

In Sturgeon River-Parkland, Conservative incumbent Dane Lloyd will be looking to earn his seat back after serving half a term. Lloyd won his seat during a byelection after interim leader Rona Ambrose stepped down. Ronald Brochu is running for the Liberal party, Cass Romyn will be representing the Green Party, Ernest Chauvet is representing the Christian Heritage Party, Derek Thompson is running for the National Citizens Alliance and Tyler Beauchamp is representing the People's Party of Canada.

Jennifer Henderson

About the Author: Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.
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