Trudeau’s Liberals Win Canada Election, But Miss Majority
Trudeau’s Liberals Win Canada Election, But Miss Majority.
In a sudden legislative election, Canadian voters narrowly gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a third term, although he fell short of his objective of obtaining an absolute majority for his Liberal Party.
Ballots were still being tallied throughout the nation early Tuesday, but the basic contours of the new administration were clearly visible.
Trudeau had anticipated that voters would thank his administration for its management of the coronavirus epidemic, but instead got the same outcome as in 2019: another minority government reliant on the assistance of partners to govern.
Despite the defeat, Trudeau stated that voters had expressed their support
and that Canadians should be confident in the management of COVID-19 in the future.
In a victory address to supporters in Montreal on Monday night, the 49-year-old prime minister said,
“You are sending us back to work with a clear mandate to bring Canada through this epidemic and to the better days ahead.” “That is precisely what we are prepared to accomplish, my comrades.”
The 35-day campaign began when Trudeau’s administration compel to defend itself against similar allegations leveled against US Vice President Joe Biden over Afghanistan,
notably, that attempts to evacuate his own citizens and Afghans after the Taliban takeover were sluggish and disorganized.
In the run-up to Monday’s vote, the prime minister’s attempts to differentiate his party from the Conservatives on a number of topics, such as climate policy, vaccine requirements, and passports, seemed to lose momentum.
According to the Toronto Star, Trudeau remarked early Tuesday, “Some have spoken about divisiveness,
but that’s not what I see.” “That’s not what I’ve seen throughout the nation in the last several weeks.”
He added, “I see Canadians standing together.”
On Tuesday, Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole admitted defeat, but said that the Conservatives had thwarted Trudeau’s “quick power grab.”
“Mr. Trudeau requested a majority five weeks ago, claiming that the minority Parliament was “unworkable.” However, Canadians did not give Mr. Trudeau the majority mandate he sought tonight “Speaking in French, O’Toole remarked. “In reality, Canadians sent him back with another minority at a cost of $600 million