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The Canadian election heats up

As Canadian elections approach on October 19th, the campaign rhetoric between the candidates and their political parties has become uncharacteristically heated. The New Democratic Party (NDP), coming off stunning local wins in conservative Alberta province, is receding in the polls. The Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, is gaining and the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is feeling pressure and resorting to “racist” tactics, according to Canadian news anchor and host, Patty Handysides. She’ll tell us why she thinks the three main parties are “neck and neck” for the first time in decades. Handysides is a news anchor with AM800 CKLW Radio in Windsor, Ontario and co-host of ‘The Afternoon News.’ (Photo: Flickr/Alex Guibord)

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