Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called a snap summer general election as Canada enters into its pandemic fourth wave.
Canadians will head to the polls on Sept. 20. Following a meeting with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau this morning, Gov. Gen. Mary Simon approved his request to dissolve Parliament, triggering the issuing of the election writs and formally beginning Canada’s 44th federal election. The campaign will last 36 days — the minimum campaign length permitted by law. According to the polls, the general election will result in its minority Liberal government reaching to form a majority. The 49-year-old Liberal leader stated, “Canadians need to choose how we will finish the fight against COVID-19.” Canadians will vote on September 20, two years ahead of schedule.
On Sunday, Mr Trudeau visited Canada’s Governor General Mary Simon and asked her to dissolve Parliament. He stated that a general election was necessary so voters may have a voice on the path forward at a “pivotal moment.”