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Canada Canadians vote as scrappy, policy-light federal election heads towards a nail-biting finish

02:35  22 october  2019
02:35  22 october  2019 Source:   nationalpost.com

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Canadians are heading to the polls to vote in a general election , with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals hoping to hold on to their majority. But that outcome appears unlikely as polls suggest the result of the vote is headed towards a hung parliament.

Canadians cast their ballots Monday in a bruising federal election that was light on meaningful policy debate and heavy on negative campaigning — but one that promised a nail-biter of an ending.

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Opinion polling in the Canadian federal election of 2006 (held on 23 January 2006) showed a long period of variable support for the governing Liberal Party of Canada and opposition Conservative Party of Canada .

Opinion polls had the Liberals and Conservatives effectively tied in the popular vote — just as they had been when the campaign began Sept. 11 — pointing to a likely minority government.

But what shape such a minority might take — and whether Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau would win a second term as prime minister after a roller-coaster first four years — was much less clear.

The blackface scandal that erupted early in the campaign and the lingering effects of the SNC-Lavalin affair weighed on Trudeau. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer grappled with milder controversies — the revelation he holds joint American citizenship, his questionable credentials as a insurance broker and past criticism of same-sex marriage.

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crimes against humanity linked to the violent aftermath of the last election in 2007, has led since results started trickling in after polls closed on Monday.Results from strongholds loyal to Odinga, 68, closed the gap, but with counting continuing and about a quarter of constituencies still to report, Kenyatta could

The NDP and Bloc Québécois both surged in popularity as the campaign wore on, draining support from the top two parties — and suggesting one or the other could wield the balance of power in a hung parliament.

A strong showing by the Green Party raised the possibility that it would expand beyond the one seat held by leader Elizabeth May. If that happens, the Greens could conceivably play a kingmaker role themselves.

Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada — a north-of-the-border experiment in Trump-style populism — largely failed to take flight, with the leader believed to be in a close race to hang on to his Quebec riding.

One thing seemed clear by the end of the five-week campaign: neither the Liberals nor the Conservatives had caught fire with the electorate, their poll numbers hardly budging, except to dip to about 31 per cent each.

On election day itself, a new controversy arose, with Elections Canada reporting that people in Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia had received robocalls telling them that voting was Tuesday, not Monday, CBC reported.

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It was not immediately clear how many people received the robocalls.

Trudeau swept to power in 2015, defeating Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper with promises of “sunny ways” — a kinder, gentler approach to politics that would emphasize gender equality, openness to immigration and reconciliation with indigenous Canadians.

The prime minister enjoyed an extended honeymoon, drawing an unusual amount of international attention as a sort of telegenic, liberal counterpoint to U.S. President Donald Trump. But then his government began hitting speed bumps.

Its broken pledge to bring in electoral reform, a botched state visit to India and a sense in Alberta that Trudeau had abandoned the oil industry as it was laid waste by falling prices combined with other missteps to tarnish the Liberal shine.

Then came the SNC-Lavalin scandal. It centred around attempts by the prime minister’s office to influence a decision by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on whether to press ahead with prosecution of the engineering firm on foreign corruption charges.

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That controversy had begun to wane somewhat as the election campaign started, but within days another, more surprising affair hit the Liberals like a torpedo. Images surfaced of at least three occasions in Trudeau’s pre-politics  past when he wore blackface, considered a deeply offensive practice. He apologized profusely, but for some Canadians the incidents called into question the sincerity of his pro-diversity mantra.

The controversy also proved to be an important moment for NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. As a Sikh who had often faced racism himself, his emotional response to the blackface photos resonated with many voters.

That was in some ways only the beginning of a campaign of character attacks, and personal controversies centred around the two main party leaders.

Scheer dismissed the reports of his American citizenship as insignificant, saying he was in the process of renouncing the U.S. nationality and that no one had asked him about it previously. He later also had to explain why there was no record that he had been licensed as an insurance broker in Saskatchewan, as claimed in official biographies. He said he had gone through most of the accreditation, but left the job before being fully licenced.

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Election officials, who have up to seven days from Monday’s vote to declare the outcome, said the count would not stop. Issack Hassan, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, said the vote tally was genuine.

Meanwhile, both the Liberals and Conservatives charged that the other was peddling misinformation to frighten voters. Scheer claimed without evidence the Liberals would have to increase the GST to pay for all their promises. The Liberals repeatedly questioned whether the Tory leader would protect abortion rights, despite his consistent pledge not to touch the issue.

If there was one serious policy issue that gained traction in the election, it was climate change and the government’s imposition of carbon taxes on provinces that did not bring in a version of the levy themselves.

The Conservatives said they were committed to battling global warming, but promised to do it in part with tax credits that would encourage homeowners to make energy-saving renovations — while abolishing the carbon tax.

The Bloc Québécois, which had garnered only 10 seats in 2015 and just four in 2011, began to take off after the first French-language leader’s debate, where leader Yves-François Blanchet earned positive reviews.

Singh also seemed to enjoy a bump after the sole English-language debate at which all leaders attended, reminding Canadians that Trudeau and Scheer were not their only choices.

Though policy issues garnered relatively little attention on the hustings, all the parties issued extensive lists of promises, often involving new spending.

The Conservatives and the Greens promised to balance the budget by 2024, while the Liberals and the NDP both said they would bring the deficit down to about $17 billion by then. Bernier’s party pledged to get to balance in two years.

Andrew Coyne: The Liberals didn't win the 2019 federal election, they just lost less than the Conservatives .
Can’t they both lose? I asked, irritably, in my last column. As it turned out, they both did. Never before have both major parties taken such a small share of the vote. Never before, in my memory, have both declined steadily and together throughout a campaign. Their platforms landed with the same dull thuds, their leaders failed to impress in roughly equal measure. The Liberals, then, did not so much win this election as lose it less. They gave up roughly 30 seats, yielded half a dozen points in the popular vote — but not to the Tories, whose vote remained as steady, or as inert, as ever.

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