Canada set to vote in tight election race

In power since 2006, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking a fourth mandate, hoping to hold onto key Conservative support in the western plains and in suburban TorontoCanadians go to the polls Monday with the option of choosing to “stay the course” with the Conservatives or plump for change touted by the Liberals and New Democrats, in legislative elections too close to call. In power since 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seeking a fourth mandate, hoping to hold onto key Conservative support in the western plains and in suburban Toronto, Canada’s largest city. In the one corner is Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, 43, the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, who is considered the father of modern Canada.

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