I came across this BBC article last night while searching some headline stories. I'm very out of touch when it comes to Canadian news in general but especially the politics. That's both a function of being away from Canada for the last 6 years and also getting caught up in the long drawn out spectacle here in the US. It seems the president's first term ends up being only a tad bit longer than the time it takes to elect him / her.
Anyway, I found it quite funny to see that the entire election campaign in Canada will last exactly 37 days. The article says Steven Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, is expected to ask the Governor-General to dissolve parliament on Sunday while the general election will follow on October 14th!
Now that the Democratic and Republican conventions are over here in the USA there's only 2 more months to go before one of these guys get the nod. That assumes of course there are no legal attempts to change the results!