The longest federal election campaign in Canada’s recent history is almost at an end, as party leaders are packing as much campaigning as possible into their Thanksgiving Monday.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is speaking from the Martin’s Family Fruit Farm in Waterloo, joined by Conservative candidates Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre) and Harold Albrecht (Kitchener-Conestoga).
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is starting the day in Ottawa, moving though eastern Ontario making stops in Napanee and Port Hope.
NDP Leader Tom Mulciar has been in British Columbia all weekend. He’s starting his Thanksgiving in Maple Ridge, moving to Saskatoon later on.
According to Elections Canada, advance poll turnout is already up compared to the last federal election, with around 850, 000 showing up to cast an early ballot. Stations are open from noon until 8 p.m. on Monday as well.
The latest poll by Nanos Research, conducted for the Globe and Mail, showed the Liberals to have a strong lead with 35.7 per cent, compared to 28.9 per cent for the Conservatives and 24.3 per cent for the NDP.
The survey also found the Bloc Quebecois ahead of the Green Party, with 5.7 per cent to Green’s 4.8 per cent.
Nanos says it interviewed 1,200 respondents over three days. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.8 per cent, 19 times out of 20.