A combination picture shows (L-R) New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Thomas Mulcair, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau attending the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alta., on July 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Todd Korol)

Stephen Harper calls Oct. 19 election

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called a parliamentary election for Oct. 19, kicking off a marathon 11-week campaign likely to focus on a stubbornly sluggish economy and his decade in power.

   

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