Gaming the writ: the strategy that goes into timing an election call - 2019-09-02
If you're still enjoying your Labour Day weekend, please don't let the prospect of an election call spoil it.
Even though the federal campaign could begin officially at any time now, the last possible date for calling one is September 15. That's the latest date that would satisfy the minimum campaign length of 36 days before voting day, fixed in law as "the third Monday of October in the fourth calendar year following the previous general election" — October 21, 2019.
New election rules mandating that campaigns can only run a maximum of 50 days mean Liberal strategists have less room to manoeuvre in timing the election call, although there's still a two-week window.