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Federal Election 2015: How regional votes will define government

We're heading from the East Coast, to the West Coast, and stopping in between in our round-up of key election issues in parts of our country that haven't had as much national attention as they deserve, but which will certainly be making a difference for the whole country on election day.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, left, talks with mothers and their children after speaking during a campaign stop in Saskatoon, Sask, October 7, 2015. (CP/Nathan Denette )

As we get right down to the wire in this federal election campaign, there are issues of national significance, like the economy, that have received a good deal of national attention. And there are issues important to the traditional "riding rich" provinces like Ontario and Quebec that have got their fair share of national attention too.

But this is an election where every single riding, in every province and territory, is going to count.

So we wanted to visit a few other parts of the country — Areas that don't always get the national attention they deserve. To find out which issues matter there, and how their votes could change the makeup of the government, after election day.

Head East

For a sense of how this election is shaping up across Atlantic Canada, we were joined by Dan LegerHe is a Political Columnist for The Chronicle Herald, and the author of "Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal." He was in Halifax.

Keep going until you get smack dab in the country's middle

Mary Agnes Welch is a reporter with the Winnipeg Free Press, for a view of how this election is shaping up in Manitoba.     

Now head as far West as you can go

To fill us in on what's most at play in this election in British Columbia, we were joined by Vancouver Sun columnist Vaughn Palmer. He was in Victoria, B.C. 

How are all parts of Canada going to fit together after the vote?

David Mitchell is a historian and the author of several books on Canadian politics. He was in Ottawa.

This segment was produced by The Current's Sujata Berry and Ines Colabrese.