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'The sight of all those other voters exercising their franchise revives the elusive spirit of community," writes John Allemang

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A voter fills out his ballot at the Moncton Lions Community Centre in Moncton, NB, on Monday, May 2.

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An election official hands back to a voter her marked ballot to place in the ballot box at a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday.

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A woman walks by an election sign for Liberal candidate Joe Handley in Yellowknife on Monday. An anonymous protester's sign stands beside it. The message refers to the need for food rather than the Deh Cho Bridge that will run over the Mackenzie River.

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A voter enters the polling station at Cadet Hall in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Monday. Polls in Nunavut's capital saw heavy turnout as soon as they opened.

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A voter leaves a polling station in Toronto on Monday.


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A voter casts his ballot in Calgary.

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A voter enters the polling station at the Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Community Centre in a small fishing village outside of St. John's, Nfld, on Monday.

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Ingrid Gabriele Hein displays her voting card prior to casting her ballot in Montreal on Monday.

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A scrutineer checks the voter list in Montreal.

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Heather Doheny, 3, second right, and her sister Megan Doheny, 5, right, wait while their mother Cathy Whalen votes in Victoria, B.C., on Monday.


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Joe Gauthier, under the watchful eye of his daughter Corian, votes at a polling station in a church in Ottawa on Monday.


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