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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has promised that his party will give Canadian families up to $5,000 in rental support if they win the federal election in September.

Speaking in Toronto on August 21, the NDP leader vowed to "get big money out of housing" by enacting a foreign ownership tax on housing and building half a million affordable homes, in addition to providing financial support to renters.

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The leader of the Conservative Party has confirmed that he is opposed to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada for federal employees, stating that "vaccines are not a political issue."

In a statement issued on Sunday, Erin O'Toole said that, if elected, the Conservative Party would implement a regular rapid testing regime rather than a vaccine mandate.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially called a snap federal election, which means Canadians will be heading to the polls within a matter of weeks.

While many politicians have been in campaign-mode for ages, Canada's federal party leaders took to social media on Sunday, August 15, to share their opinion on the Liberal leader's decision to call an election.

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In around five weeks time, Canadians will head to the polls to vote in Canada's 44th federal election. The campaign will last just 36 days in total, which is the minimum campaign length permitted by law in Canada.

With that in mind, here's what you need to know:

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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has responded to the news that Justin Trudeau has officially called a snap election, accusing the PM of moving to keep "his rich insider friends happy."

In a tweet on August 15, just moments after Trudeau announced plans for a federal election in September, Singh told his followers that "You and your family should be the priority."

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