And they're off! The federal election's precampaign period has officially begun - 2019-06-30
The long weekend marks more than the start of what seems like an overdue summer. It's the election warm-up and in the eyes of Elections Canada , the official beginning of the precampaign period that imposes new spending restrictions on activities by political parties and registered third parties.
"More and more people are paying attention as we get closer to the election so that certainly matters although it is the lazy, hazy days of summer," said Hamish Marshall, the national campaign manager for the Conservatives.
And if you live in the Greater Toronto Area, expect plenty of visits by party leaders keen to win over voters.