In lower than 24 hours, it will likely be as much as Canadians — however till then, the leaders vying for votes are making one final plea for unity behind their events after a divisive marketing campaign.
The contenders in Monday’s federal election are out right now staging one final, frantic barrage of gross sales pitches earlier than voters go to the polls, and so they’re doing it in and round Vancouver, the place a number of seats are nonetheless up for grabs.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer kicked off his day in Stanley Park, touting what he referred to as his party’s “positive” marketing campaign, earlier than visiting a quantity of native ridings, culminating in a rally at a resort close to town airport.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau can also be on the West Coast, staging visits with voters and candidates at a blistering tempo to point out the party is taking nothing as a right.
Watch: Scheer warns towards Liberal-NDP coalition
Speaking to supporters, Trudeau referred to as on voters to unite behind the Liberals, significantly in his dwelling province of Quebec, by elevating the spectre of separatism ought to the Bloc Québécois have a big haul of seats.
“Canadians need to come together,” Trudeau mentioned.
“The Bloc Québécois came out and said its No. 1 priority is separation, is dividing the country once again.”
Speaking to reporters in Laval, Que., Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet referred to as the Liberal chief a liar — a remark made earlier than Scheer additionally took purpose at Blanchet over Quebec separatism.
Blanchet mentioned separatism wasn’t a precedence for his party, nor was a referendum on the matter imminent.
Watch: Trudeau warns of Conservative cuts
The NDP’s Jagmeet Singh, earlier than mainstreeting in Vancouver and Surrey, B.C., mentioned that any divisions in the nation have been a end result of financial insecurity, exacerbated by the insurance policies of successive Conservative and Liberal governments.
The NDP chief prompt his party’s platform commitments would bridge any divides when requested about particular actions he would take to carry the nation collectively if elected prime minister after Monday’s vote.
Watch: Singh encourages engagement
“All these worries and fears create division, or worries and fears allow others to come in and to divide us based on things that are not the reason for the problems,” he mentioned.
“I believe we can build a unified country if people see justice in their lives, if they see affordability in their lives, if they see child care and a health-care system and housing that is affordable, that is there for them.”
He additionally mentioned he had no regrets concerning the marketing campaign.
‘Marred by dishonesty’
Green Leader Elizabeth May, who was additionally specializing in her dwelling territory of B.C., made a plea to voters with a pledge to reform the voting system — one thing the Liberals promised in 2015, however ditched after a sequence of parliamentary and political missteps.
May was additionally closely crucial of what she referred to as “dirty smears” from different events, and the New Democrats in explicit.
Watch: May needs finish to first-past-the-post
She mentioned she believed she had relationship with Singh — May determined to not run a Green candidate in a byelection that gave the NDP chief a seat in the House of Commons — however that now seems to be in tatters.
“I didn’t think that this election would be so marred by dishonesty,” she mentioned.
“Now all the media is covering this now that this was a dirty election and that people lied.”
People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier wraps up his marketing campaign in his Quebec using of Beauce.