|2021 Canadian federal election|
The 2021 Canadian federal election will take place on September 20, 2021, to elect members of the House of Commons to the 44th Canadian Parliament.
The writs of election were issued by Governor General Mary Simon on August 15, 2021, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requested the dissolution of Parliament for a snap election.
The 2019 federal election resulted in the Liberals, led by incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, losing their majority but winning the most seats. The Conservatives continued as the Official Opposition with Andrew Scheer temporarily remaining as Leader of the Opposition until announcing his resignation, triggering a leadership election. The Bloc Québécois became the third party. The New Democrats lost seats but maintained official party status and, although the Greens increased their seats in the House of Commons, they ultimately failed to achieve the required number of MPs—twelve—for official party status.
In the immediate aftermath of the election, all leaders initially announced that they would continue as the heads of their respective parties into the next session of Parliament. However, Elizabeth May said that she might not lead the Greens into the 44th election, and she ultimately resigned as Green Party leader on November 4, 2019. On November 6, 2019, the members of the Conservative caucus decided to not adopt a measure which would have given them the ability to remove Andrew Scheer as leader. His leadership would still have been reviewed at the party's next convention, which was scheduled for April 2020. However, on December 12, Scheer announced his intention to resign as leader. He stayed on until his successor, Erin O'Toole, was chosen and remains as the MP for Regina—Qu'Appelle.
On August 15, 2021, after a request from Prime Minister Trudeau, Mary Simon dissolved parliament and called an election for September 20. An expected by-election in Haldimand—Norfolk was rendered moot by the commencement of the general election.
Sandra P. 8/25/2021