|Canada election 2019 ; Liberals to form minority government|
The result of the 40-day campaign saw the incumbent Liberals lose the majority they won in the 2015 election but they maintained a plurality of seats; according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, preliminary results indicate that the Liberals had won enough seats to form a minority government, but lost the popular vote to the Conservatives.
This marks the first time since the 1979 elections that a party has received a plurality of seats while not receiving a plurality of the popular vote.
Canada election results recap: Liberals to form minority government'
170 needed for majority
LIB 157 Pop vote: 33.06% Elected: 156
CON 121 Pop vote: 34.4% Elected: 121
BQ 32 Pop vote: 7.7% Elected: 32
NDP 24 Pop vote: 15.91% Elected: 23
Typically, leaders allow other candidates to wrap their speeches before taking the stage on their own. Scheer said the Conservatives were putting Trudeau “on notice.
“Mr. Trudeau, when your government falls, Conservatives will be ready, and we will win.”
Trudeau, too, acknowledged the divide in the country. “To those who did not vote for us, know that we will work every single day for you. We will govern for everyone,” the Prime Minister said.
Jagmeet Singh, speaking to a crowded hall in Burnaby, B.C., promised “New Democrats are going to Ottawa to fight for you.”
Sandra P. 10/22/2019