The Liberals do not want a vote this fall. That was the clear message coming from Justin Trudeau during a press conference on Wednesday. Speaking firmly on the matter, he stated his government had “no interest” in seeing a Canadian election in 2020.\nOn Wednesday, September 9, the prime minister spoke in Toronto about the federal government’s new support for Black-owned businesses.\nDuring the press conference, Trudeau was asked about the possibility of an election before the end of the year.\nEditor's Choice: Dynamite & Garage Set To Close Stores In Canada After Filing For Creditor Protection\nIn response, he said, “I have been very clear. The government has no interest in seeing an election this fall.”\nHe went on to explain that there are “real concerns” about a potential second-wave of COVID-19 right now, and his party’s focus would be on being there to "help Canadians" and "relaunch the economy."\nTo avoid an election, the government intends to put forward a “strong and ambitious” plan to the House of Commons to ensure confidence from other parties.\nIn a minority government situation, like Canada has right now, this is the “responsible thing to do,” he added.\nFrom here, it will be up to opposition parties to decide whether or not this plan is good enough.\n"We will be putting forward a strong and ambitious plan to both help Canadians right now and begin the process of building back better our country, our economy," PM Trudeau says; reiterates govt has no interest in fall elxn, calls on opposition to support throne speech #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/YhOJfArryx— CPAC (@CPAC_TV) September 9, 2020\nWhen Parliament reconvenes on September 23, Trudeau will be required to deliver a throne speech, outlining his party’s plans and priorities going forward.\nThis must garner support from at least one other party in order to avoid a no-confidence vote.\nIf the prime minister does not manage to secure their support, this could trigger an election in the fall — whether the Liberals like it or not.\nView this post on Instagram #TBT: Speech prep on Tuesday. Click the link in my bio to read my speech on our vision for a cleaner, greener future for Canada. 🇨🇦 #JeudiRétro : Pratique de mon discours mardi dernier. Pour lire mon discours sur notre vision d’un Canada plus propre et plus vert, cliquez sur le lien dans ma bio. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Sep 26, 2019 at 6:32pm PDT\nSpeaking about the same thing back in August, Trudeau explained why he thought proroguing Parliament and giving another throne speech was necessary.\n“It is obvious that the throne speech we gave eight months ago is no longer relevant to the reality Canadians are living,” he said.\n“We need a mandate from this Parliament to move forward on implementing these ambitious ideals and it’s important now that we have an opportunity to debate it.”\nThe PM concluded his point on Wednesday by adding, “We [the Liberals] are going to stay focused on helping Canadians and I hope that the other parties will do the same.”\nWhat happens next remains to be seen!