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Canada’ Harper Dissolves Parliament, Calls Early Poll

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper dissolved parliament Sunday and set an election for October 19. Harper and his Conservative party are seeking a fourth term in office after nearly a decade in power. But they will face a tough campaign against the opposition New Democrat party and its leader, Tom Mulcair, as the country struggles to cope with a declining economy and the global plunge in the price of oil, a major Canadian export. Harper has gradually pushed his generally...

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