The Liberals are set to lose seats, with some polls suggesting they will even be in the minority.
The Tories, meanwhile, are set for a comfortable majority, despite a big push by the Greens in the polls.
The results of the writs will be announced in the coming weeks.
But before that, there is a special election in Manitoba that could determine the fate of both the Liberals and the Conservatives.
The Liberal candidate, James Hogg, won a by-election in the city of Saint John, in northwestern Manitoba.
His opponent, James LeClaire, ran against the NDP’s Brad Trost in the 2015 by-elections.
Both parties won their seats.
Both the Liberals (42.7 per cent) and the Tories (37.7%) are currently in the red, according to the latest polls.
(For more on this election, read The Conservatives are poised to win majority in Manitoba.)
Who is the Liberals’ new leader?
Former Liberal leader Bob Rae has been replaced by former CBC News executive editor Jason MacDonald.
He will take over from Jim Flaherty, who stepped down in November after nearly four decades in the job.
The Liberals won two seats in Manitoba’s 2015 election, and MacDonald was expected to win the next by-seat election, which would be a Liberal majority.
But he was beaten by the Green Party’s LeClair in Saint John in the last by-general election.
Macdonald’s departure will make it difficult for the Liberals to form a government, which is expected to take a while to complete.
What does this election mean for the federal election?
The Liberals, Conservatives and Greens are all expected to be the dominant parties in the 2019 federal election.
The federal Conservatives are expected to gain seats, and could also form a minority government.
The Greens have also been pushing hard to form an NDP government, but the NDP has yet to win a seat.
The NDP will need to win seats in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and Manitoba to win government.
A number of seats in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, the Northwest Territory, Nunavut, Nunatak, Northwest Territories and Nunavia are expected also to be won by the NDP.
What are the new polls showing?
The latest polls show the Liberals are still on course to win at least 43 seats.
The Conservatives, who have also struggled to win support, are likely to win just 13 seats.
A lot of the NDP seats could go either way, but there could also be a couple of ridings that have the Greens up by at least a few points.
The polls are not all that reliable, however.
Some polls show that the Conservatives are leading the Liberals in the riding of Saint-Laurent, which covers the city, the province’s capital, and the island of Nova Scotia.
The latest poll by the Angus Reid Institute found that the Liberals have a slight lead of just two points.
(The Conservatives have a small lead of four points in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.)
In a separate poll by Public Opinion Strategies, the Liberals led the Conservatives by three points.
A separate poll, from Angus Reid, also found that voters are split on the issue of the Trans Pacific Partnership, with 38 per cent supporting the agreement, compared to 35 per cent opposed.
What is the next round of writs?
In 2019, the Conservative party will have to wait until after the next general election to begin voting on writs.
The next writ will be filed on November 16.
This means that the writ will likely have to be approved by a majority of the members of the House of Commons.
This vote could decide the fate or not of the Liberals, the Conservatives, and all the other major parties.
There is no limit to how many writs an individual party can hold in the federal Parliament.
The House of Canada is a smaller chamber of the Parliament.
If the majority of MPs decide to call for an election, they could choose to hold a special general election in order to fill a seat or two.
It would take place on December 15.
What can we expect from the writ process?
Elections Canada will be the main government agency tasked with overseeing the writ processes.
There will be three stages: an initial survey, a written assessment and an election.
There are a number of hurdles that can be overcome in order for an electoral writ to be allowed to be filed.
First, the writ must be approved in advance by a resolution of the Commons.
In most cases, this will be a written motion of support.
A majority of all MPs would need to vote in favour of the motion, so it would need a simple majority of votes to pass.
There can be two reasons why a motion is rejected: either the motion is too weak, or the opposition is not satisfied with the results of an election and does not want to return to Parliament to take up the issue.
If a motion of disapproval is also approved, it is then assessed on a