Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau continues to lose ground in polling after calling a mid-pandemic snap election that some commentators have called “pointless”.
A poll released on September 1st by iPolitics/Mainstreet Research is just the latest to put the Trudeau Liberals behind the Canadian Conservative Party (CPC) after what is being regarded as a disastrous campaign by the Liberals weeks after Trudeau called for a federal election.
The Trudeau government, which has a minority in the Canadian parliament, could lose as many as 22 seats on September 20th. The CPC under leader Erin O’Toole stands to gain 30 seats, but despite this possible victory it would remain 19 seats shy of the 170 needed to form a parliamentary majority in the 338-seat chamber.
— Chris Tomlinson (@TomlinsonCJ) August 25, 2021
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