21 Sep 2021

Polling day arrives for Canada snap election

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 21 September 2021

It's snap election day in Canada and there's still several hours until the polls close, to determine the fate of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The Liberal Party leader was regarded a warm favourite to retain power when last month he nominated an election date nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Recent polling suggests Trudeau faces a fierce challenge from the Conservative Party leader Erin O'Toole.

Canada correspondent Laura McQuillan spoke to Susie Ferguson.