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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes an announcement during a federal election campaign stop in Mississauga, On. Monday, Sept, 7 2015.

JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says he hopes the last six weeks of the election campaign will be enough to woo union voters, even though labour leaders would rather vote NDP.

The country's largest unions are making a push to have their members vote strategically in key battleground ridings to oust Conservative incumbents and ensure Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn't receive another mandate.

In Ontario, that push means union leadership at Unifor is urging its members to help elect NDP candidates.

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Trudeau seemingly dismissed the notion that unionized workers wouldn't vote Liberal, suggesting labour voters will come around to his plan to help working class Canadians.

Trudeau made the comments as union leaders and their members prepared for the country's largest Labour Day parade in Toronto.

Trudeau also unveiled his campaign plane, which he will travel on later Monday to Prince Edward Island, his first time in the province since the election campaign began.

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