WINNIPEG - It's official, Canadians will go to the polls on September 20th.
Governor general Mary Simon has given prime minister Justin Trudeau permission to dissolve parliament and hold an election.
Trudeau and his Liberals are hoping for a majority government this time.
However, he's pulling the trigger on a campaign just as a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is gaining steam across most of Canada.
Critics, including the opposition leaders, claim a vote at the same time as a public health crisis is unnecessary and reckless.
Of the 14 MPs in Manitoba, seven are Conservative, four are Liberal and three are NDP.