Snap Elections In Canada on September 20 – Sources
Canada can expect snap elections on September 20, sources unveiled on Thursday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is planning to visit Rideau Hall on Sunday to ask that Parliament be dissolved, say sources with knowledge of his plans who spoke to CBC News on the condition they not be named.
Those sources said the prime minister is expected to announce a 36-day campaign — the minimum campaign length permitted by law — meaning voting day would be Monday, Sept. 20.
News of the call has been reported already by Reuters and La Presse
Anticipating an election call, opposition leaders are already criticizing Trudeau for launching an election while COVID-19 continues to circulate.
Earlier today, while unveiling his own campaign promises, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said an early election call would be “selfish.”
“While Justin Trudeau wants to act like it’s over … it’s not over and people are still worried,” he said from St. John’s this morning.
“If Justin Trudeau was listening to people and their concerns and their worries, he would not be holding a selfish summer election.”
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole also has said that the Liberals should not rush the country into a federal election during a fourth wave of the pandemic.