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Justin Trudeau's Throne Speech Could Actually End In A Federal Election This Fall

Wednesday is going to be a big day for the prime minister! On the day that Parliament reconvenes, he’ll announce his government’s policies and priorities going forward. There’s a lot at stake, though. Justin Trudeau’s throne speech could actually end in a another federal election.

Last month the prime minister officially prorogued Parliament in Canada, meaning he’d be required to deliver a throne speech when it returned on September 23.

The speech, which will be delivered on Wednesday, will outline the Liberals’ plans going forward and is expected to specifically address the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, there’s a lot at stake!

If Trudeau’s statement doesn’t impress other parties, which it must because he’s leading a minority government, he could face a no-confidence vote.

This could then trigger a snap election, meaning Canadians would be heading back to the polls this fall.

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Fortunately for Trudeau, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is likely to support him — under a couple of terms and conditions.

Speaking one day before the speech, Singh said a CERB extension and paid sick leave were his requirements to back the prime minister.

The official opposition have also laid out some terms for Trudeau, and they’re looking for more support for small Canadian businesses and increased national COVID-19 testing.

Whether they'll actually back him come Wednesday remains to be seen.

Despite proroguing parliament, and risking a no-confidence vote, the prime minister maintains that his party has “no interest” in another election.

Earlier this month, Trudeau spoke of his intentions to deliver a “strong and ambitious” plan to the House of Commons, hopefully gaining the confidence of other parties.

He described it as the "responsible thing to do" in a minority government.

Even if the Liberal government gains the confidence of Parliament on Wednesday, Trudeau is still expected to face some heat from opposition about his involvement in the WE Charity scandal.

When parliament was prorogued, investigations into the matter were temporarily suspended.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

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