PM Justin Trudeau won 3rd term Canada’s snap election.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a 3rd term Canada election, but the political party has been unable to get the majority that was seeking, faced with relying on smaller parties in another fragmented parliament.
PM political Party was leading in 156 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons on Tuesday in Ottawa. The main opposition Conservatives, under Erin O’Toole, were ahead in 122 seats, one more than they won last time.
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"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will remain in power in Ottawa, but his ruling political Party has been unable to secure the majority mark it had desperately sought in the Canada elections that were held on Monday."
Justin Trudeau himself had initiated the decision for snap polls in mid-August in a bid to turn his minority government into a majority one. But the projected results of the 2021 Canada elections have turned out to be almost a replay of the 2019 polls when the Liberals settled for a minority government.
A party should have to win a minimum of 170 out of 338 seats in Canada’s House of Commons to create a majority government.
Justin won easily from his riding of Papineau in Quebec, while the Liberals were leading or had won 156 seats and also the Conservatives had 123 within the Canada elections.
In the 2019 general elections, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals had won 157 seats while the Conservatives had secured 121.
Addressing his supporters in Montreal, PM Justin Trudeau said “millions of Canadians have chosen a progressive plan”.
He added in his statement, “You are sending us back to work with a clear mandate to get through this pandemic,” he told the cheering crowd.
In a message to voters who seemed unhappy with the decision to call snap elections, he said in French, “I’ve heard you; you don’t want to be talking politics or elections anymore.”
The Prime Minister said the voters had given his government “clear direction” and that it was “ready” to deliver on several issues, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy, climate change and Indigenous reconciliation.