Canada Election Results 2021: On Monday, Canadians returned liberal PM Justin Trudeau to power in contested elections against a conservative leader, but he failed in gaining an absolute majority, as per the television networks’ projections.
At age 49, Trudeau had overlook tougher political bouts and still come out unscathed. After six years in power, his administration is showing fatigue signs, and it was a hard battle for him to convince Canadians to stick with his Liberals.
Entering the final stretch of Canada Elections 2021, liberals and conservatives, the two main political parties that have ruled Canada since its 1867 confederation, were tied virtually with the support of 31 percent in public opinion polls and four minor factions nipping at their heels.
During a concession speech, Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, 48, recalled Trudeau having pulled the plug at the last minority Parliament he said was ‘unworkable.”
He also said that Canadians did not give the majority mandate that Mr. Trudeau wanted.
The campaign saw the candidates spar over climate changes, affordable housing, vaccine passports, and Covid-19 inoculations.
In the rallies, Trudeau was determined by what he described as “anti-vaxxer mobs”.
Meanwhile, O’Toole was knocked for his backing of Alberta and two others. He was warned by Beijing, as per the Chinese state media, that his proposed hard-line on China, which is the second-largest trading partner of Canada.
Max Cameron, a politics professor at the University of British Columbia, “this has not been a polarizing election. Actually, a lot of clustering is there around the middle.”
However, the conservatives also saw their support clawed by the far-right People’s party, belonging to former foreign minister Maxime Bernier.