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Canada: Justin Trudeau calls for the dissolution of Parliament and calls for legislative elections two years earlier

The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau asked the Queen’s representative on Sunday to dissolve Parliament and call early elections.

Throughout the day, Trudeau explained that he had brought the normal election date forward two years to allow voters to decide on the post-pandemic situation. His opponents, on the other hand, accuse him of launching an electoral campaign to finally benefit from a clear majority of his deputies and stop ruling in the minority.

With the new announcements, on September 20, Canadians will elect their deputies to form the next government.

For the outgoing Prime Minister, the voters have the right to decide the composition of the team that will lead the country and promote recovery from the pandemic.

“I think the important thing is to give Canadians a choice, and a voice, on how we continue to overcome a pandemic Nobody was talking about the last time we had an election, ”he said.

It should be remembered that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won the general elections of October 2019 but without a majority in Parliament.

“Selfish decision”

The arguments of the outgoing prime minister did not convince the opposition, who spoke in particular of a “selfish decision”. The leader of the Bloc Québécois, for its part, considers it irresponsible to call an election in the middle of a pandemic, while the government forces its officials to get vaccinated.

“If the threat is so great as to impose mandatory vaccination, isn’t it too dangerous enter an election campaign? Isn’t this a complete contradiction on the part of the Liberal Party? “Asks Yves-François Blanchet.

The electoral announcements of a campaign that promises to be one of the shortest of these last years.

Source: RFI

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