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    I was wondering if we'd ever have a post for this. Justin Trudeau called an election five weeks ago, despite having a mandate for another 3 years. He did this in an attempt to get more seats in...

    I was wondering if we'd ever have a post for this.

    Justin Trudeau called an election five weeks ago, despite having a mandate for another 3 years. He did this in an attempt to get more seats in parliament and consolidate power, believing his strong handling of the COVID vaccine procurement process would get him the support he needs.

    Unfortunately it appears Canadians did not want to be subjected to an election three years early, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic. Canada's Conservative party took an early lead in the polls while attempting a transition back towards the middle after a disastrous flirtation with the far right last election. With outlook souring for Trudeau's Liberals, and not recieving the cake walk they thought was in the bag, the big guns came out and the usual attacks ("The Conservatives will criminalize abortion", "The Conservatives will not take global warming seriously") were blasted across the country. In the end it seems the attack that actually made a dent turns out to be the Conservatives unwillingness to impose a federal vaccine mandate.

    As we go into election day the Conservatives and Liberals are neck and neck in the polls, however due to the Liberal's broad appeal, and the Conservative's concentration in certain regions this will likely (and statistically) result in another Liberal minority government identical to that established two years ago.

    After promising no election during the middle of the pandemic, Justin Trudeau has subjected Canada to a $610 million dollar election which is likely to result in zero change. It will be interesting to see if this effects his future as leader of his party or of he will be allowed to skate on.

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