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Canadians head to the polls in fiercely-contested election

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Canadians have started voting in fiercely-contested parliamentary elections that could give them their first new leader in nearly 10 years.

Incumbent Conservative PM Stephen Harper is fighting for a rare fourth term but the frontrunner is Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

The left-leaning New Democratic Party could also play a decisive role.

Opinion polls have suggested many people are still undecided.