Trudeau Remains in Power With Another Minority Government
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party will form another minority government after a close election battle against the opposition Conservatives.
The decision by voters returns the Liberals to power but does not grant them the four years of stability and power that a majority win would have conferred.
Results as of Tuesday morning show the Liberals elected or leading in 158 ridings, though one elected MP will be sitting as an independent, the Conservatives leading or elected in 119 ridings, the Bloc Quebecois in 34 ridings, the NDP in 25 ridings, and the Greens in two ridings.
“You are sending us back to work with a clear mandate to get Canada through this pandemic and to the brighter days ahead,” Trudeau said of the results which are virtually identical to those in the Parliament he voluntarily asked the governor-general to dissolve in order to hold an election. “What we’ve seen tonight is that millions of Canadians voted for a progressive plan.”
“You just want to know that your members of Parliament of all stripes will have your back through this crisis and beyond,” Trudeau said. “The moment we face demands real, important change and you have given this government and this parliament real direction.”