Justin Trudeau: The Liberal Prime Minister failed to secure majority votes but returns to power.
Justin Trudeau will continue to serve as the Prime Minister after winning the elections announced on Monday. However, the results could not help him in achieving his main aim- securing majority votes in Parliament. The 49-year-old Prime Minister announced early elections in August in hope that he would secure at least 15 additional seats in the House of Commons.
Trudeau has to make a return to the Prime Minister’s Office with the same number of seats as he had earlier. It points out the fact that he again will have to negotiate with the Opposition Parties to pass any legislation and yo maintain his government.
Throughout the campaign, the opposition kept attacking the Prime Minister’s conduct to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, holding elections amidst the crisis was again a point of criticism by the opposition. As the fourth wave is ongoing in Canada right now.
However, some people hold the view that a win is a win. They consider that Trudeau has won the elections and now, votes don’t matter. On the other hand, some people consider that Trudeau has failed in achieving his ultimate aim, thus, this is not a victory for him in that sense. Therefore, COVID-19 gave another perspective to the entire situation.
The main competitor of Trudeau was Erin O’Toole who is a Conservative Leader. So, the call was between Conservatives and Liberals.
The Conservatives performed really well in the elections and secured the second-highest number of seats in the House of Commons. Therefore, Conservatives will also remain at their position of being Canada’s Official Opposition.
Trudeau’s victory marked the end of a 36-day campaign. He has won elections for the third time in Canada. Trudeau managed the spread of COVID-19 very well in the country. Now, Canada is one of the leading countries with the fastest vaccination drive. Vaccination was made necessary for everyone in workplaces which proved effective.
Trudeau has explained the motive behind his policies and presented his views in contrast to that of O’Toole. Meanwhile, the Conservative Leader encouraged the people to get vaccines and also told them that he has himself got the jabs. But, he also supported the statement that health care is an individual choice. O’Toole also advised people to wear proper masks and take all preventive measures.
Furthermore, Conservatives didn’t announce the status of their members whether they are vaccinated or not. Whereas, all the other parties including NDP and Bloc Quebecois revealed the status of their party.
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