Oct 21, 2019

By Jane Brown

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It’s Monday October 21st, federal election day in Canada.

For those voters who did not cast a ballot in advance polling, today is the day to mark your X.

You’ve likely received a voter card in the mail, but you don’t need it to vote as long as you show your drivers license or any other photo I.D. which has your name and address on it, issued by the Canadian government.

And if you take in your voter card to your local polling station, make sure you have a piece of I.D. or a bill which shows your name and address.

Click here to find out everything you need to know about voting.

The main federal party leaders have finished campaigning. All of them spent their final campaign day Sunday in British Columbia.

With Canada facing a potential minority government after votes are tallied Monday night, Governor General Julie Payette could have a critical role to play in what follows.

Constitutional experts have widely rebutted Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s assertion that the party which wins the most seats gets the first shot at government.

Constitutional convention dictates the incumbent prime minister, in this case Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, can make the first attempt to form a government that can command majority support in the House of Commons.

The polls in Ontario are open from 9:30 am until 9:30 pm.

Listen for Zoomer Radio’s special election coverage Monday evening starting at 7:30 with Libby Znaimer and Robbie Lane.

Listen for Classical FM’s special election coverage Monday evening starting at 7:30 with Christine Ross and Kathleen Kajioka.

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