Trudeau holds first media conference after Federal Election
Oct. 25, 2019
Global Korean Post
As predicted, there is no majority government from the result of the 2019 Canadian federal election which was held on October 21, 2019.
A total of 19 parties entered into this election, but any party didn’t win 170 seats needed for a majority government.
The Liberal Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, won 157 seats, lost 20 seats compared with 177 seats before.
The Conservative Party, led by Andrew Scheer, won 121 seats and remained the Official Opposition.
The Bloc Québécois, under Yves-François Blanchet, won 32 seats.
The New Democratic Party, led by Jagmeet Singh, won 24 seats.
The Green Party, led by Elizabeth May, won 3 seats, increased 1 seat.
People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier lost his seat as his party failed to win any seats.
Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould won her seat and was the first independent.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Justin Trudeau held post-election news conference at National Press Theatre in Ottawa.
He responded to the questions from media that he will proceed the Trans Mountain pipeline project and he has no plan for a coalition government with any party. He also said that he will be sitting down with party leaders in few weeks to discuss priority issues.
He announced the swearing-in ceremony of his new cabinet will be on November 20, 2019.
The upcoming 43rd Canadian Parliament is expected with 338 house members and 102 Senators with 3 vacant from total 105 Senate seats.
By Global Korean Post
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