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    The Canadian elections will be held on 8 July and at this stage the outcome is still far from certain.

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    The Canadian elections will be held on 8 July and at this stage the outcome is still far from certain.

    Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who in the last few weeks has been hampered on the hustings by affairs of state, was in Ottawa on Tuesday (25 June) showing the electioneering form which has kept him in office for two elections. He spoke strongly and drew good crowds. The ruling Liberal Party has stuck to simple themes this election. Mr. Trudeau spoke about the Government's policies and achievements since the last election in late 1972.

    The main opposition will come from the Progressive Conservatives, led by Mr. Robert Stanfield. The party is confident it can gain ground and form a Government. Mr. Stanfield was in his native Nova Scotia on Tuesday where he received a predictable response. He told an audience that polls which showed his popularity was slipping would be proved wrong as they had been in the past.

    The third major political figure in this election is Mr. David Lewis, leader of the New Democratic Party. On Tuesday he was talking to steel workers in Ontario. Again this year Mr. Lewis is making "Canada for the Canadians" his theme. The idea was strong enough in 1972 to give the NDP the balance of power in Parliament.

    This film contains brief excerpts from speeches by the three leaders. The first from Mr. Trudeau, dealing with a heckler:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6HWOBGVE7VEFVOXJCXNYYQACL
    Media URN:
    VLVA6HWOBGVE7VEFVOXJCXNYYQACL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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