Canada votes in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament, but now faces the threat of being knocked from power in Canada’s election on September 20.

Polls indicate Prime Minister Trudeau’s Liberal Party is in a tight race with the rival Conservatives — it will likely win the most seats in Parliament, but still fail to get a majority, forcing it to rely on an opposition party to pass legislation.

Trudeau made an incredibly stupid error in judgement,” said Robert Bothwell, a professor of Canadian history and international relations at the University of Toronto.

Mr. Trudeau entered the election leading a stable minority government that wasn’t under threat of being toppled.

The Prime Minister is betting that Canadians will reward him for navigating the coronavirus crisis better than most countries did. Canada is now one of the most vaccinated nations in the world and his government spent hundreds of billions of dollars to prop up the economy amid lockdowns.

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