Monday’s federal election in Canada was viewed as a referendum on Justin Trudeau who had a difficult first term, rocked by scandal.
Trudeau’s liberal party is projected to win 157-seats, 13 short of a majority. The Conservatives are expected to win 121 seats, and the New Democratic Party will secure 24-seats in the 338-seat parliament. Quebec’s separatist party, the Bloc Quebecois, fared better with 32 seats.
CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg begins our coverage with this report from Toronto.
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To discuss all of this:
- Stephen Carter is a campaign strategies specialist based in Calgary.
- Fred DeLorey is a strategist for the Conservative party.
- Eric Miller is a global fellow with the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center.
- Tarek Fatah is a journalist, author and former candidate for the NDP party.
Canada PM #JustinTrudeau's Liberal Party hangs on to power after the general election on Monday, but his influence is weakened. The Liberals now have a #minoritygovernment which means they need to work with other parties to pass their legislative agenda. #canada #canadavotes pic.twitter.com/Iz8jcUzr6H
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) October 22, 2019
Canadian election: Trudeau's Liberals 'retain power' https://t.co/C7PaSoqwFQ
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) October 22, 2019