New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan has been announced as the brand ambassador for Maruti Suzuki Arena channel.The “Judwaa 2” actor will be the face of the automobile company’s new marketing campaign – A destination called you. A feeling called Maruti Suzuki ARENA’. The new showrooms, christened Maruti Suzuki Arena, sport modern look. “The new, transformed Maruti Suzuki ARENA is poised to strongly connect with the young and do it yourself generation of customers who will experience a warm and connected car buying experience at this new destination. I am excited and proud to be a part of the Maruti Suzuki ARENA family,” Varun said in a statement. R.S. Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India, added that Varun “exemplifies the evolving Indian youth who is trendy, social and confident and likes to be connected at all times”.–IANSnn/hs
OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Let the races begin: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has officially launched the federal election campaign.The parties have been informally campaigning for months. Trudeau sat down for a brief, private chat with the governor general to ask her to dissolve Parliament on Wednesday morning, officially kicking off Canada’s 43rd general election campaign.Speaking to the media following his meeting, Trudeau asked voters to think back to four years ago — the last time they went to the polls.“In 2015, after a decade of failed Conservative policy, Canada’s economy was flat,” he said. “Economic growth, job creation, wage growth, all were stalled thanks to a Conservative government that believed cuts and austerity were the answers to everything.”Liberal Leader @JustinTrudeau says this campaign is about choice #elxn43 #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/mnW4pjS0QT— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) September 11, 2019It’s already shaping up to be a dogfight of a campaign, with the Liberals and Conservatives polling in a dead heat, while the NDP and Greens are in a distant battle for third.“Liberals go into it in the best position, Conservatives definitely within striking room, NDP struggling to remain relevant, Green Party hoping to leap frog over the NDP into third,” Maclean’s Ottawa Bureau Chief John Geddes explains.He says parties will be focusing on pocket book issues like affordable medicines, the cost of your cell phone bill, and supports for families.But a key battle on voters’ minds is tackling climate change.“It has to do with the immediate extreme weather affects of climate change that have brought it home for people — forest fires, and floods, and the hurricane,” he notes.Canadians can expect a lot of political attacks over the next five and a half weeks on everything from SNC-Lavalin to abortion as every politician looks for an edge.Related articles: Troubling stats for Trudeau Liberals: Pollster says close to half of Canadians want change of gov’t Trudeau to call election Wednesday with morning visit to Rideau Hall Trudeau is asking voters for a second mandate, while the Opposition hopes to end his term at four years.Geddes says this election will be a referendum on the Liberal leader.“He’s saying, ‘Hey, I’ve made some mistakes, I don’t want you to think about that. I want you to think about me as the guy who can take you forward in a way that you like.’”The 2019 campaign will be much shorter than the 2015 vote, which tends to help the incumbents, but Geddes once again stresses, it’s a tight race at the top.Canadians will head to the polls on October 21st.