Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will visit Rideau Hall on Wednesday morning to launch the 2019 federal election, with voting day set for Oct. 21.
Informally the campaign has been well underway for months, as the party leaders have been criss-crossing the country to get their messages out and attack their opponents. But Wednesday will mark the formal start of the writ period as Trudeau visits Governor General Julie Payette to start the process to dissolve Parliament.
Conservatives First Party to Reach Full Slate of Candidates Ahead of Election
September 3, 2019
Today, the Conservative Party of Canada became the first party to reach a full slate of candidates nominated across Canada, far ahead of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.
The Conservative team led by Andrew Scheer includes a record number of women candidates with 105, well ahead of the previous high of 68 in 2011. Conservative candidates in 2019 include Indigenous Canadians, LGBTQ+ Canadians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jewish Canadians, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and new Canadians including those who immigrated in the 2000s.
They also come from diverse professional backgrounds. Conservative candidates in 2019 include:
• Police officers
• Small business owners
• Public servants
• Stay-at-home parents
• Healthcare professionals
• Financial professionals
• Professional athletes
• A tattoo shop owner
• A Juno-award winning country music star
• A Paralympic gold-medalist
• An Olympic gold-medalist
“This team of candidates is among the most professionally and personally diverse group we’ve ever put forward,” said Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives. “This election will be about choosing a Prime Minister and a government that will help you get ahead, and all 338 of our candidates represent that choice well. Canadians are looking for a team with a plan that lives within our means and puts more money in your pocket.
“This is a team you can trust to help you get ahead.”