The federal parties took the first full day of campaigning to lay planks in their plans to revive the country's economy after months of pain from the COVID-19 pandemic, and options for covering the costs.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pulled the plug on Sunday, August 15, 2021, on his minority Liberal government, arguing that Canadians deserve a say on how to finish the fight against COVID-19 and build back the shattered economy.
A federal election campaign became all but imminent on Saturday, August 14, 2021, as the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed plans to visit the Governor General in hopes of triggering a national vote.
Evidence that a federal election is on the horizon continued to mount on Saturday, August 14, 2021, as the Liberal party unveiled a series of campaign-style advertisements a day before the widely anticipated vote is expected to be called.
New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh unfurled a blueprint for the NDP campaign platform on Thursday, August 12, 2021, doubling down on affordability and economic populism as federal opposition leaders criss-cross the country ahead of an election race expected to kick off Sunday.
With the left-leaning Green Party in complete disarray and a severely weakened Conservative Party, it is Jagmeet Singh, not Erin O’Toole, who may ultimately prevent Trudeau’s Liberals from forming a majority government, writes public affairs professional Andrew Perez.