Prime minister Stephen Harper made it official this morning and kicked off the longest election campaign since the 1872.
Canadian voters go the polls Oct. 19, which makes the campaign 78 days long. The last election campaign to come close was 74 days in 1926.
Shortly after speaking to gov. general David Johnston to dissolve Parliament, Harper stressed the importance of the economy and global security.
While agricultural issues don’t usually dominate federal election campaigns that could change this time around.