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Liberals, Conservatives, NDP and Greens have candidates running in every riding

WATCH: Federal election campaign hits halfway mark

Four of the five national parties say they have candidates running for election in every riding across the country.

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The Liberal, Conservative, New Democratic and Green parties all say they now have full slates of 338 candidates, and the Bloc Quebecois says it has candidates in every riding in Quebec.

WATCH: Partial draw held among debate participants

Federal Election 2019: Partial draw held among debate participants
Federal Election 2019: Partial draw held among debate participants

Monday was the deadline for candidates to register with Elections Canada to get their names on the ballots for Oct. 21.

Elections Canada will take a day or two to officially approve the last registrants.

WATCH: How official leaders debate will prevent ‘free-for-all’

Federal Election 2019: How official leaders debate will prevent ‘free-for-all’
Federal Election 2019: How official leaders debate will prevent ‘free-for-all’
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A spokesman for the fledgling People’s Party of Canada said it had 310 registered candidates as of Monday morning.

READ MORE: Official leaders’ debates to cover 5 topics, include questions from Canadians

But Martin Masse said that number will go up after Elections Canada processes some late registration papers that were handed in over the course of the day.

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