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First polls open in Canada’s snap national election, survey shows tight race

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Voting began Monday in Canada’s national election, with surveys showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in a very tight race against rookie conservative leader Erin O’Toole.

Polls opened at 1100 GMT in the Atlantic island province of Newfoundland, the first of the country’s six time zones.

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Polls will be open in westernmost British Columbia until 0200 GMT Tuesday, although the results may not be available until the next day due to a high number of mail-in ballots.

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