Three main federal party leaders on final campaign blitz

Party leaders' final push

There will be no let up in campaigning today as the main party leaders count down the remaining hours and minutes to Monday's federal election.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party leader Anamie Paul are heading to B.C. Saturday, with a planned stop in Cranbrook Saturday evening for Singh.

He starts his day in Saskatoon, before meeting this afternoon with Indigenous leaders and youth in Pense, Sask. Prior to arriving in Cranbrook, he will meet with health-care workers in Edmonton, who are on the verge of being overwhelmed by Alberta's escalating COVID-19 crisis.

While Paul's website says she'll be in Toronto through the weekend, it appears she's made a change of plans, posting to Twitter Saturday morning to say she's "heading out to BC this morning to support our candidates during the final stretch of the election."

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make an announcement this morning in Aurora, Ont., just north of Toronto.

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole will also campaign in Ontario, with an announcement planned this morning in Dundas, Ont., followed by a meet and greet this evening in Kitchener, Ont.

Meanwhile, the People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier is spending his last weekend before the election in Alberta.

On Friday, the federal party leaders made a plea for voters to go to the polls even though they debated whether the election in the midst of the pandemic was needed at all.

The latest polling suggests Trudeau's Liberals and O'Toole's Tories are in a virtual dead heat with neither likely to land a majority mandate on Monday.

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