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10/18/2015 11:43 EDT | Updated 10/18/2016 01:12 EDT

Trudeau makes push in Alberta, B.C. for final day on campaign trail

EDMONTON — Justin Trudeau is kicking off his final day on the campaign trail with rallies in Alberta, the heart of Conservative country.

With only hours before people cast their ballots, the Liberal leader held an event in Edmonton on Sunday morning where he targeted his message to voters who may have traditionally leaned right.

"We have the chance to take Canada from Stephen Harper and give it back to Canadians," Trudeau said, his voice sounding strained from the rigours of a 78-day campaign.

"You deserve a government that doesn't take your votes for granted, or that assumes it will have your votes because of where you live, and a government that understands that the time to invest in Alberta is now, when people need help."

The Liberals are hoping that pitch resonates in a province that has been reeling from low oil prices, leading to mass layoffs in its once-thriving energy sector.

Trudeau is also scheduled to attend rallies later Sunday in Calgary, Surrey, B.C., and North Vancouver, B.C.

His campaign has clearly been on the offensive over the last week, during which it has made stops in ridings held by the Conservatives and NDP in the last Parliament.

By contrast, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has spent time trying to shore up support in Toronto's suburbs, where his party won many seats in 2011.

Trudeau has been drawing large crowds of supporters in the days leading up to Monday's vote.

The Canadian Press

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