Canadians could be returning to the polls this year. In a new interview, Justin Trudeau has revealed that a Canadian election in 2021 “could well happen.”

Speaking to Montreal’s CHOU 1450 AM radio station on January 8, per Global News, the prime minister admitted that Canadians could be voting again before the year is over.

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Obviously, we are in a minority government, and that could well happen.

Justin Trudeau

Acknowledging that he remains in a minority government, the PM said that another election “could well happen.”

However, he made it clear that the Liberal party is not prioritizing preparing for a national vote right now. 

“Our priority as a government is going to be helping people get through this pandemic and I hope the different opposition parties will help us…” he said.

“It’s not in our interests to have an election — people want us to work together to help them,” added Trudeau.

As Trudeau’s Liberals only control a minority in the House of Commons, he needs the support of the opposition parties to govern.

If they lack confidence in the prime minister or his party, a snap election can be triggered and Canadians would be asked to return to the polls once again.

According to Reuters, via Global News, “Liberal insiders” believe this is a likely scenario at some point in 2021.

 
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