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Karl Nerenberg has been reporting on federal politics from Parliament Hill for rabble.ca since September, 2011. In his long career, he has won numerous awards as a broadcaster and documentary filmmaker.
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We are now four weeks away from the October 19 vote, and it feels like this campaign has been on for at least a year.
Since 1997, campaigns have been 36 days or a bit more -- with one exception, the winter campaign of 2005-06, which took a break during the holiday period. But even that one was a mere 55 days, compared to this year's 78.