(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)
It’s official: The campaign has begun. Canada is headed to the polls on October 19. Here’s what the leaders had to say at the official start of a gruelling 11-month campaign. (Additional leaders’ remarks will be added as we receive them.)
Related: Read our in-depth primers on the campaign’s 12 big issues
STEPHEN HARPER, CONSERVATIVE PRIME MINISTER
A few minutes ago, I met with his excellency, the Governor General, and he has agreed to my request that Parliament be dissolved.
In accordance with our commitment to a fixed election date, the next general election will be held as prescribed …read more