From the Document: "Canada's next election is scheduled for October 19, 2015. It is being held at a time of slowing economic growth and ongoing controversies over anti-terrorism legislation and Canada's role in combating the Islamic State. The outcome of the election may have implications for the United States, which is Canada's largest trading partner, largest energy consumer, and NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] ally[.]"
CRS Insight, IN10343
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html