Canada goes to poll to elect new Parliament
Voters in Canada are going to elect 338-member House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament today. One hundred and seventy seats are needed to form a majority government. The poll is largely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It is expected to be a close race between Trudeau’s Liberals and Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, with Jagmeet Singh’s New Democratic Party making gains in the final week of the campaigning. Forty-seven year old Trudeau is seeking a second mandate.
Trudeau and Scheer made last desperate pitches to undecided voters over the weekend in key battlegrounds in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec provinces.