Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has scheduled a federal election on 21 October.
Opinion polls say it's going to be a tough race for Mr. Trudeau, who is seeking a second term.
The campaign should focus on issues of affordability, the economy and the climate.
The Prime Minister visited the Governor-General, Canada's acting head of state, Wednesday morning to formally launch the campaign.
Mr. Trudeau said in an announcement of his accomplishments, saying, "Canadians may vote again for the country they want to live in."
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Canada has a fixed election date, and Canadians have to vote every four years. This campaign will take a relatively short 40 days or just over five weeks.
During the summer, the rival parties emphasized their message, paying particular attention to economic efficiency and the cost of living.
According to opinion polls, climate change is also an important topic for voters.