Canada's Governor-General, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Mary Simon accepted the request of the Prime Minister, and granted a general election. Canadians go to the polls on September 20, 2021.
After 18 months of Covid-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it’s time to take the temperature of Canadians about the country's next steps, and let voters have a say.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is looking at poll numbers, and sees that he has a chance to get a majority in Parliament. The unnecessary election is pursued, despite public opinion saying that Canadians don’t want to vote while Covid cases are again rising. Meanwhile, Canada closed its Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan on Sunday, as the Taliban forces pushed into the city and claimed Afghanistan from the existing government. There is also an unprecedented number of fires raging in many forest areas across the country, and evacuations are occurring. These and other problems will have to be handled by Public Employees in Ottawa, with little authority to make major decisions until there is a new 'Cabinet of Ministers' in place.
Opposition Parties have denounced the election as a selfish power grab, with Liberals putting pandemic progress and other governance issues on hold, just to secure a majority. The Trudeau election excuse rang hollow. “Canadians need to choose how we finish the fight against Covid-19 and build back better, from getting the job done on vaccines to having people’s backs all the way to and through the end of this crisis. In this pivotal consequential moment, who wouldn’t want to have a say, and who wouldn’t want their chance to help decide where our country goes from here?”
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said Trudeau’s election call was about the Liberal leader’s self-interest and not the public interest, and that he is putting the hard work that Canadians have done during the pandemic at risk for political gain. “Justin Trudeau has called an election. I hope his decision doesn’t cost Canadians dearly,” said the Tory leader.
The alternative Conservative message was about economic growth and jobs, arguing the Conservatives would spur investment and get more people back to work, saying after six years of the Trudeau government, Canadians deserve better.
O'Toole said, “Canadians deserve to know what their politicians will deliver. They deserve to know that there’s a plan, and they deserve a government that will keep its word.” Justin Trudeau called the election because he wants more of the same unaffordable spending commitments that will leave Canada with unsustainable levels of debt and unemployment.
The New Democrat Party Leader Jagmeet Singh said that the campaign was unnecessary, and his Party was prepared to work with the Liberals. The NDP have repeatedly propped up the Liberals in Parliament, and continue to make false claims that they had influence.
The NDP Leader said, “Everyone across Canada benefited from New Democrats being in Ottawa, I say imagine how much more we could do with more New Democrats elected.” He ignored the question, that his past commands to his voting MPs, continued to give Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Consequently, the most corrupt and incompetent Prime Minister in Canadian history has called an election, not for governance need but aspirational power for his Party.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says that he is ready to lead the nation. He is a principled Conservative, and he is the Prime Minister Canada needs.