Trudeau didn’t win the majority but still has chance to pass sweeping legislation

Posted by on September 21, 2021 2:47 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Canadian prime minister will stay in power but will be forced to navigate a parliament that he needs to woo in order to survive

Justin Trudeau went into Monday’s federal election with one of the world’s highest Covid-19 vaccination rates, billions spent on pandemic aid and the hope that he could convert the earned goodwill into a majority government.

He fell short of that aim: after a 36-day campaign and a C$610m election, the makeup of parliament remained largely unchanged, with the Liberals holding roughly 158 seats – short of the 170 needed for a majority.

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