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Veils and lost voices: Canada set to vote

A poster for Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is seen on a street in Montreal on October 17, 2015Political party leaders criss-crossed Canada on Sunday in a last-gasp attempt to sway many still undecided voters, the final chapter in a gripping and hard-fought three-way election fight. An 11-week campaign that will culminate in up to 26.4 million people voting on Monday was one of the longest in the nation’s history, giving Canadians unprecedented exposure to party leaders and their viewpoints in five debates and almost daily stump speeches. Along the bruising way was a record influx of people fleeing war in Syria, a court ruling quashing a veil ban and a recession — crises that gave Canadians a chance to assess parties’ reactions in near-real time.

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