Canadians are likely heading to the polls on September 20th.

A senior Liberal government source confirms that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to trigger an election on Sunday with a visit to Governor General Mary Simon.

He’ll ask her to dissolve Parliament, ending months of speculation about the timing of an anticipated federal election.

But as candidates traipse across the country drumming up support, there are concerns about surging cases of COVID-19.

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the rise of the Delta variant among the unvaccinated is pushing the country into a fourth wave of the pandemic.

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