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Our videojournalist Saša Petricic travels across the country to find out if Canadians are better off since the last federal election.
MAP: Follow Saša's route as he travels across Canada
More information on St. John's, NL
Saša heads to St. John's, NL to find out how voters are assessing their options for the election. For those living in NL voting is all about strategy. Some will do whatever they have to in order to stop Stephen Harper, while others plan on voting for the Conservatives to give NL more clout in Ottawa.
More information on Welland, ON
Saša reports from Welland, Ontario, which was once a part of Canada's industrial heartland. Since the last federal election, the city's last two major manufacturing plants are on the verge of shutting down, leaving hundreds out of work and out of luck. The local economic crisis is crowding out political issues, especially since politicians have failed to solve it.
More information on Crowfoot, AB
Saša Petricic reports from the riding of Crowfoot, in rural Alberta. It's Conservative, with a capital "C", with the Conservative candidate, Kevin Sorenson, winning 82% of the vote in the last federal election. As Saša finds out, many people in this riding call themselves socially conservative, and find that their concerns aren't being addressed by any of the parties during this campaign.
More information on Abbotsford, B.C.
The City of Abbotsford is located in the centre of the Fraser Valley, about 70 kilometres from Vancouver.
Abbotsford is the fifth largest city in British Columbia, it has a population of more than 134,000 people, and is the third most culturally diverse community in B.C. It is home to 58 different ethnic and cultural groups, and has one of the largest South Asian populations in the province. Forty-two percent of Abbotsford's immigrant population is of South Asian descent.
As Saša discovered, immigration policy is a top issue in Abbotsford, and recent changes to the Family Class sponsorship regulations are causing great concern in the community.
More information on Hazelton, B.C.
Hazelton is located in northern British Columbia, 290 kilometres east of Prince Rupert. It is made up of two villages, New Hazelton and Hazelton, two First Nations bands - the Gitanmaax and the Hagwilget, as well as surrounding communities.
The area has a population of 5,995 and a median household income of $32,932, according to the 2006 StatsCan census. It has a labour participation rate of 53.4%, and an unemployment rate of 40.6%. Forty-five per cent of the population has not completed high school.
English is spoken by almost 4,000 people in Hazelton, while Gitxsan, the language of the Gitanmaax First Nation, is spoken by over 800 people. The average value of a single family home is $103,675.
NDP MP Nathan Cullen is the member of parliament for the electoral district (Skeena-Bulkley Valley). Cullen was first elected in 2004, and was elected in both subsequent federal elections.