Liberal leader Robert Ghiz wants to knock on every door in his Charlottetown-Rochford Square district before the election campaign comes to a close.

Winning the seat is crucial to the Liberals' success or failure, but ringing every doorbell may be easier said than done. As leader, Ghiz has to tour with the candidates, give news conferences, and attend debates and rallies.

At the beginning of the campaign, he pledged to spend at least one day a week in his district – more if needed. This week, three days have been set aside for the door-to-door campaign.

"I've been aiming for two days a week; I haven't done it, if you want to know the truth. I've been in pretty much every district across the province, and whether or not it's with debates or interviews such as this … it's been difficult." says Ghiz.

"I've probably only had about three days in the riding so far, so the last few days now that we've had some reasons to be here in Charlottetown, I've decided to get out as much as possible here in the riding."

Ghiz says he made it through about 50 per cent of the district before the election call. He hopes people will understand that as leader, he can't canvass in his home district as much as he would like.

His Conservative opponent, however, is able to canvass as much as he'd like. Campaign organizers for George MacDonald say he spends 11 hours a day, six days a week knocking on doors in the district. They say he's completed the entire district once, and is now going back to the homes he missed.

MacDonald's supporters are confident that extra time at home will translate into a Conservative win in the district on Sept. 29.

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