Canadian election campaign sees NDP gaining fast
Canada is facing a potential political shake-up when polls open on Monday for the third election in five years, as a once marginal party threatens to upset the status quo.
Conservative leader Stephen Harper is hoping his party gains enough votes to promote his two-term minority government to majority rule.
But while polls had shown them to be ahead of their traditional rivals - Michael Ignatieff's Liberals - support for the New Democratic Party, lead by Jack Layton, is growing fast.
Andrew North reports from Toronto.
30 Apr 2011
- From the section US & Canada