Top Issues in the Canadian Election

October 19, 2015 6:07 PM

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Top Issues in the Canadian Election

Canadians are voting in a federal election on Monday that has become something of a referendum on Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the changes he and his Conservatives have wrought over the past decade, analysts say. His critics note that Mr. Harper has formed governments three times without capturing more than 39.6 percent of the popular vote.

The economy: Canada is stagnating economically, largely because prices for natural resources have slumped, particularly oil. Justin Trudeau, the Liberal leader, said he would spend on infrastructure projects and run modest budget deficits to stimulate the economy. Both Mr. Harper and Tom Mulcair, le...

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