Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau are locked in one of the tightest races for prime minister in Canada’s history — a race that could give the country their first new leader in nearly 10 years, as reported by the BBC.
Opinion polls suggest many voters are as yet undecided, however it appears Liberal leader Justin Trudeau — son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau — is the front-runner against Incumbent Conservative PM Steven Harper, who is fighting for a rare fourth term.
The left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) could also play a decisive role, as per the BBC.
A Liberal win would signal marijuana legalization ahead
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has added marijuana legalization to his party platform, announcing recently that if elected, his party will work to legalize marijuana “right away,” as reported by VICE.