Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a federal election for 21 October.
The prime minister met the governor general, Julie Payette, to officially request the dissolution of parliament, and formally start the election campaign, which will see party leaders crisscrossing the vast country to pitch to voters.
The Liberals this year have fallen back into a close race with Andrew Scheer's opposition Conservative Party and face an uphill battle to hold on to their parliamentary majority.
Trudeau and the Liberal Party are entering the 2019 fall election campaign with many believing the government has delivered on some core promises.More news: Hundreds of Nigerians board plane to leave South Africa
The worst moment of Mr Trudeau's tenure came in February, when former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould accused the prime minister and top officials of inappropriately pressuring her to ensure that construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc avoid a trial on corruption charges.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau boards the Liberal campaign plane in Ottawa on September 11, 2019, en route to Vancouver.
This year's election campaign cycle will last just under six weeks - half of the length of the 2015 election campaign, which clocked in at 78 days, making it the longest in modern Canadian history.
Climate change is also a major issue, with a federal carbon tax imposed on four Canadian provinces proving controversial among voters.More news: US Open 2019: Serena Williams criticises 'inexcusable' performance in final defeat
The Liberal Party of Canada is now in fierce competition with the Conservative Party of Canada.
"I do not engage in personal attacks but I will be very, very sharp on distinctions around policy", he said on Wednesday. The Conservative leader responded to this story, saying Trudeau should have waved the rule in order for the police to investigate. The Green Party surpassed the NDP in this poll with 11 and 8 per cent support respectively.
Scheer, 40, formerly the youngest-ever speaker in Canada's House of Commons, took the helm of the right-leaning party in 2017.
Canadian Green Party leader Elizabeth May announces the launch of the party's election campaign as she's joined by Green candidates during a news conference in Victoria, British Columbia, on September 11, 2019.More news: Federal party leaders kick off 2019 election campaigns
"We have been telling Canadians and showing Canadians how Justin Trudeau has consistently misled them - he has lied", Scheer said.