While the opposition continued to accuse Justin Trudeau of calling an unnecessary early election “two years before the deadline” for his own political ambitions, Trudeau’s Liberal Party won the election but falls short of a majority.
By Vaishali Pandey/ The Newster
In Monday’s parliamentary elections, Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory, but his gamble to gain a majority seemed to have failed. However, the Liberals appeared to be on course to win the most seats of any political party.
When he first won an election in 2015, the 49-year-old Trudeau harnessed the star power of his father, the late Liberal hero and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and now Justin Teudeau appears to have guided his party to the top finish for the third time.
In 148 ridings, the Liberals were in the lead, followed by the Conservatives in 103, the Quebec-based Bloc Quebecois in 28, and the leftist New Democratic Party in 22. Trudeau didn’t look to gain enough seats to avoid having to rely on third-party support to enact legislation.
Trudeau went into the election as the leader of a stable minority administration that was not in danger of being overthrown.
Opposition Slams Trudeau For Early Elections
The opposition was certain that Trudeau had called an unnecessary early vote “two years before the deadline” for his own personal ambition.
During a pandemic, Trudeau gambled that Canadians wouldn’t want a Conservative government. Trudeau’s administration spent hundreds of billions of dollars to prop up the economy during lockdowns.
He claimed that the Conservatives’ approach, which has been dubious of lockdowns and vaccination requirements, would be hazardous, and that Canadians deserve a government that follows science.
Opposition’s Anti-Vaccination Stance Backfires
Erin O’Toole, the Conservative Party’s leader, did not require his candidates to get vaccinated and would not reveal how many were unvaccinated.
Vaccination, according to O’Toole, is a personal health decision, but news reports reveal that an increasing number of vaccinated Canadians are becoming increasingly annoyed by individuals who refuse to be vaccinated.
Trudeau advocates making vaccinations mandatory for Canadians travelling by air or train, which the Conservatives opposed. And Trudeau has stated that Alberta, which is governed by a Conservative provincial government, is in a crisis.
Premier Jason Kenney of Alberta, a close ally of O’Toole, predicted that the province will run out of beds and staff for intensive care units within days. Two months after removing almost all restrictions, Kenney has grudgingly introduced a vaccination passport and imposed a required work-from-home directive.