Canadians will head to the polls on September 20, two years ahead of schedule. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to present his recovery plan to get the country out of the Corona crisis to voters.
The 49-year-old government leader is betting that he can consolidate his grip on power thanks to a high vaccination rate (64 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated) and economic growth expected in the second half of this year.
His minority government passed several laws last year with the help of the opposition, but Trudeau still believes parliament is not working properly. Opinion polls suggest the Liberals will secure their third consecutive victory, but it remains uncertain whether they will regain a majority in the House of Commons.
Trudeau had formally asked Governor-General Marie Simon for permission to dissolve Parliament. “Canadians need to choose how to end the fight against Covid-19 and build something better. That is why I am seeking the support of my countrymen until the end of the crisis.” The man has headed the government since 2015.
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