Skip to comments.Canada's Trudeau Expected to Call Snap Elections in September
Posted on 07/31/2021 9:35:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Reports from Canada say Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will schedule snap elections in September, two years ahead of schedule.
Trudeau believes he can strengthen his party's hold on power due to the success of high vaccination rates and a post-pandemic rebound, which he hopes will translate to increased votes.
The 49 year-old Trudeau would face his third election as Prime Minister.
Trudeau's Liberal party won a majority in 2015. However, in 2019 elections he lost enough seats to force his party to form a coalition government.
To regain a majority, the Liberals would need to win another 15 seats in the 338-seat House of Commons to be able to govern on their own.
A September vote would be "an election of inches, not giant steps. We're looking at 15 seats or so," according to Allan Tupper, professor of political science at University of British Columbia at Vancouver, as quoted by Reuters.
"Failure would be not to win a majority ... and repeat the status quo," Tupper said.
Trudeau, however, is gambling with his own future. Analysts believe that if Trudeau and the Liberals do not receive a majority of seats, party members might seek a new leader.
Of note, the opposition Conservative Party remains behind the Liberals in the polls.
Polling suggests the Liberals could win a majority in September, as Canadians return to a life free of Covid and the economy is boosted by billions of government dollars.
Current polling show the Liberals winning 34 percent of the vote in September, which would not allow them to form a majority government. However, Trudeau is betting on winning a greater majority of votes.
In early 2021, 45 percent of adults said the COVID-19 response by the Canadian government was by far the top issue for voters. By the third quarter, however, it had fallen to the ninth most important issue, according to a July 16 Angus Reid poll.
In Canada, COVID-19 case numbers have fallen, as have hospitalizations and deaths. Also, vaccination levels are among the highest in the world.
Why would anyone in Canada vote for Trudeau?
Because that’s the way Toronto always votes. Half the population in Canada lives in the Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto triangle. They pretty much determine at least a minority government.
Just like USA where we have L.A., Chicago and NYC voting blue for President without the Electoral College.
A shame that the Delta V will require mail in ballots.
Your big cities have all the advantages, but we don’t have the EC like you do. The big cities have an advantage, but it isn’t complete. In Canada, all that matters is that one triangle. Everything else either doesn’t matter or it’s icing.
Biden could be gone in a snap.
its the same old system they use here in the US....its total fraud IMO....
Canadian elections don’t really matter - Xi Jinping will be the winner in almost any scenario.
And because the RINO/GOPe have nothing on the Canadian Conservatives when it comes to betraying the actual conservative base—which is more fractured between social and economic conservatives than is the case in the U.S.
While I intend to vote for our MP, she is a relic of the Reform Party, which emerged last time the Conservatives wandered so far off the reservation (or into TOronto) that the west ceased to matter.
I suspect the audits may expose the Magic Liberal Dominion Voting Machines......gotta get another term before that happens. I don’t believe Trudeau was legitimately elected last time, regardless of the cidiots (city + idiots).....big city liberals.
The east does, and they’re not Canadian. The city of Toronto by itself has enough seats to wipe out the entire west.
Alberta separate!!! Separate now!!!
“There is no electronic or online voting in Canadian federal elections. Paper ballots are hand-counted.”
Conservative party leader is a bit of a squish. Not inspiring. Turdough could be beaten by the right candidate but likely won’t with O’Toole. We’ll see. Historically these snap elections have tended to backfire.
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