Election tension in Canada

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Montreal

With just three days left before Canada votes in a hotly contested election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative rival Andrew Scheer on Friday ratcheted up the mudslinging, as both seek to avoid ending up with a minority government. Policy announcements gave way to calls to vote strategically on Monday—for Trudeau´s Liberals, that means staying in power and preventing a rollback of his progressive policies. They claimed the Tories were seeking to allow assault rifles on Canadian streets. Conservatives countered with attack ads accusing Trudeau´s camp of seeking to legalize hard drugs and raise taxes. As the nasty jabs fly, pollsters predict a minority government—but it was still unclear if it would be Liberal or Conservative.