Can Trudeau’s Liberals Muddle Through in Canada’s Elections?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole take part in a televised debate, in Gatineau, Quebec, Sept. 8, 2021 (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP),
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, and Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole take part in a televised debate, in Gatineau, Quebec, Sept. 8, 2021 (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP),

Canadian voters will go to the polls next Monday for the second time in less than two years. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called this snap election last month in the hopes that his Liberal Party might capitalize on Canada’s pandemic-era trend of rewarding political incumbents and retake the parliamentary majority in the 338-seat House of Commons that it lost in 2019. However, current polling suggests the party may have miscalculated, and that another minority government may be the best outcome it can hope for.  Every Canadian election is effectively a referendum on whether the Liberals are fit to govern. The […]

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