With an upcoming federal election in Canada while in the middle of a pandemic, it is curious on how the political parties are going to handle their campaigns. This is a pivotal time in Canada and how the party leaders handle themselves could tip the scales towards a majority.
Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau, has gone for a less flashy approach than previous election. His initial statement while announcing the election was, “The last 17 months have been nothing like we’ve experienced and we’re all wondering what the next 17 months, not to mention the next 17 years, will hold”. He mentions later in the same speech that “this is about giving Canadians an opportunity to weigh in at a really pivotal time”.
Conservative Leader, Erin O’Toole, on day one has solely participated in virtual-only events.
O’Toole positioned his party as the only one with a viable strategy to transition Canada out of economic havoc, as he stood in front of glossy magazine-like posters of the platform document that features the leader in a casual t-shirt with a headline that reads “The man with a plan.”(Turnball, CTV)
NDP leader, Jagmeet Singh has several promises in his campaign promises including, “to tax the “super rich,” improve accessibility for mental health care, create one million “good jobs” and set up a Crown corporation for vaccine production.”
How do you think this election will turn out? Will liberals be able to secure a majority vote or will Justin Trudeau be out of office?
Aiello, R. (2021, August 12). NDP unveils campaign platform ahead of expected election call. CTVNews. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/ndp-unveils-campaign-platform-ahead-of-expected-election-call-1.5544176.
Connolly, A. (2021, August 16). Canada’s 2021 federal election is officially a GO. Here’s how it will WORK – National. Global News. https://globalnews.ca/news/8066926/canada-federal-election-date-2021/.
Turnbull, S. (2021, August 17). Here are the highlights of the conservatives’ platform. CTVNews. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/federal-election-2021/here-are-the-highlights-of-the-conservatives-platform-1.5548837.
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