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Ready or not? Canadians apprehensive as parties brace for an election call

Behind the scenes, federal political parties are finalizing campaign plans in anticipation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling an election this month. But, with the latest national modelling warning that the country may be on the verge of a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, Canadians and the opposition parties are expressing concerns about hitting the trail.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets a protestor at a press conference held at a construction site, in Brampton, Ont., on Monday, July, 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Brown wins primary for 1 of 2 open U.S. House seats in Ohio

After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional candidates in Texas last week, former U.S. President Donald Trump's sway as a kingmaker among Republicans was validated in central Ohio's 15th Congressional District, where his candidate Mike Carey won a hotly contested GOP primary on Tuesday.