Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s liberal party a victory in Mondays Parliamentary election but Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Gamble to seek majority by calling a snap election has not paid off even as 17 Indo-Canadians were elected as MPs . Among 17 Indo-Canadian winners are Jagmeet Singh, former Minister Tim Uppal and three current Cabinet Ministers Harjit Singh Sajjan, Bardish Chagger and Anita Anand. Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan again won from Vancouver South by beating Sukhbir Gill of the Conservative Party.
Trudeau entered the election leading a stable minority government that wasn’t under threat of being toppled and the liberal party ended up 14 seats short of the 170-mark in the 338- member House of Commons.
The Conservatives were leading or elected in 121 seats ,exactly the same number they won in 2019. Trudeau bet that Canadians didn’t want a conservative government during a pandemic .Being the most fully vaccinated countries in the world, Trudeau’s government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to prop up the economy amidst the lockdown. While Trudeau supports making vaccine mandatory for Canadians to travel by air or rail ,something that Conservatives oppose and the leader Erin O’Toole describes vaccination as personal health decisions.
Conservatives campaign co-chair Walied Soliman said that holding Trudeau to a minority government would be a win for O’Toole.