Justin Trudeau secures a third victory in an election ‘nobody wanted’

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:02:39 GMT 4

Justin Trudeau secures a third victory in an election ‘nobody wanted’


Canadian prime minister will stay in power but has not won the majority he hoped for after calling a snap election

Justin Trudeau has secured a third election victory, but his decision to call a snap election was criticised by political opponents – and even allies – after the Canadian prime minister failed once again to win a parliamentary majority.

As of Tuesday morning, the Liberals had won or were leading in 158 seats – short of the 170 needed for a majority. Erin O’Toole’s opposition Conservatives won 119, a result that largely mirrored the outcome of the 2019 election.

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