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Trudeau projected to be re-elected but without majority

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O'Toole flopped at the final hurdle. Trudeau is pretty useless but Canada still survives.

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White privilege shall prevail.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Well, looks like every part has almost exactly the same number of seats after the election as it had before the election.

Lets just go the full four years before going through this stupid thing again, OK?

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Over 60% of Canadians voted against Trudeau.

O'Toole actually got more votes than Trudeau.

And the grassroots People's Party which the CBC refused to acknowledge even exists came out of nowhere to get close to a million votes.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

Over 60% of Canadians voted against Trudeau.

O'Toole actually got more votes than Trudeau.

Well if you want to go that route:

52% voted for a left wing party (liberals, NDP and Green)

39% voted for a right wing party (Conservatives and PPC)

8% voted for the Bloc, which doesn't fit neatly on the left/right spectrum. On economic issues its left, on cultural issues its right but not in a way that is aligned with the other conservative parties.

1% voted "other".

And the grassroots People's Party which the CBC refused to acknowledge even exists came out of nowhere to get close to a million votes.

I just watched the CBC's livestream, they gave extensive coverage to the PPC and Bernier.

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Over 60% of Canadians voted against Trudeau.

O'Toole actually got more votes than Trudeau.

Canada has a multitude of parties, meaning that people aren't forced to throw their support "against" another candidate by voting for "the other party". I voted NDP, which means I agree with the Liberals (and have voted Liberal every election up until now) on most things and would rather they be in power than any of the right wing parties, but think we can do better. It doesn't mean I "voted against" Trudeau or don't support him or his party in anything they do.

As for the numbers, I'd be more curious to see what they look like if you add the Liberal + NDP + Green + other left wing parties together vs. the Cons + PPC etc. (not sure I'd lump the Bloc in with them) together. I feel the weight might be a bit different.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Reckless

He hasn't always been White Privileged - see picture of him at parties in his younger days.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Terrible news for hard-working Canadians with families. Still, funny Trudeau still couldn't win a majority!

-2 ( +8 / -10 )

$600m for what? To be in exactly the same position as before. Trudeau's ego knows no bounds and he loves to waste hard earned taxpayers money. Potentially four more years of narcissism. Not to mention the super spreader event organized by the very people who are supposed to be protecting the public.

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Over 60% of Canadians voted against Trudeau.

O'Toole actually got more votes than Trudeau.

And the grassroots People's Party which the CBC refused to acknowledge even exists came out of nowhere to get close to a million votes.

So you think popular vote is all that matters?

Man, you're going to be really mad when you find out how Donald Trump became President.

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Now we know the price of one ego- 600 million dollars. Weeks that could have been better spent helping Canadians were instead spent waging a pointless election. Still, congratulations to PM Trudeau. I can only hope that he takes to heart some lessons from this unnecessary waste of time and treasure.

Time for the Conservatives to ditch the liteLiberal approach and find a leader with some charisma and fire in his belly. Scheer wasnt it. OToole wasnt it. Can we ask for Mad Max to come back?

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Family Trudeau seem to have a stranglehold on politics, like Gandhi (Nehru's daughter) family, Bhutto family et al

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Over 60% of Canadians voted against Trudeau.

O'Toole actually got more votes than Trudeau.

Where have I heard that before…rings a bell but I just can’t place it.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

It seems one of the boxes to check was Please sir, can I have some more? And many Canadians checked it.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Victory!

“You are sending us back to work with a clear mandate to get Canada through this pandemic, and to the brighter days ahead. My friends, that’s exactly what we are ready to do,” a smiling Trudeau said during a short speech in the early hours of the morning.

“The moment we face demands real important change, and you have given this parliament, and this government, clear direction,” he added to a small crowd of reporters and enthusiastic supporters in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth hotel.

Trudeau’s party won the election with a nearly identical number of seats this election than in 2019, meaning the Liberals lost their bet of turning their minority government into a clear majority.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/election-2021/you-are-sending-us-back-to-work-trudeau-speech-reveals-no-disappointment-over-minority-win/wcm/dc2c7852-3bf0-4d17-a653-5f12cd1e47df

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Trudeau has succeeded in slicing and dicing the country into angry little groups that are at each others' throats.

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52% voted for a left wing party (liberals, NDP and Green)

39% voted for a right wing party (Conservatives and PPC)

actually that is pretty similar to how the US is politically, the US conservatives account for around 30%

population

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52% voted for a left wing party (liberals, NDP and Green)

39% voted for a right wing party (Conservatives and PPC)

Interesting, so Canada is more left-wing than right-wing.

Oh, actually we already knew that.

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Over 60% of Canadians voted against Trudeau.

In America the Left calls that anti-democratic. But in Trudeau’s case they’ll make an exception.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

In America the Left calls that anti-democratic.

What do you think should O'Toole have done the democratic thing, declared the election a fraud, and try to build up a group of successionists to overthrown the Canadian government? You've been supporting your Dear Leader on this, is it also what you would counsel the Canadian conservatives to do as well?

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If Canada wasn't next door to the US the economy would be a "good" as Venezuela. Year after year of low or no productivity growth and rising inequality in wealth, opportunity and access to education can only be papered over by a rapid rise in housing costs artificially created by all levels of government keeping housing supplies low for a limited time. The summer scenery is nice but Canada is becoming a loser country.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

'No overall majority' is good for Canada and good for any nation. It offers the possibility of restricting the damage that an unfettered political party can cause.

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Okay, prove, I'm wrong. Productivity in the US is a whopping $17 more an hour than in Canada.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

No overall majority' is good for Canada and good for any nation. It offers the possibility of restricting the damage that an unfettered political party can cause.

Unfettered leadership can be beneficial at times - China, a country of 1 billion people, stomped out their covid issue in a way countries that have to balance multiple view points could not. However, when governments have to govern by coalition, while it makes for more dialogue and slower progress at times, my opinion is that it includes more viewpoints into the mix, making for better decisions in the long run. This is one reason why you see many Social Democrat countries have higher happiness levels and less economic disparity that other countries.

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If Canada wasn't next door to the US the economy would be a "good" as Venezuela.

I don't think that Canada is planning on moving any time soon, so this pondering doesn't seen to add anything to the conversation. Canada is next to the US, and while the US has a strong economy, Canada will benefit. They will probably also feel pain if the US economy sinks, for the same reasons. As neighbors their economies will always be closely intertwined.

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