Canada Trudeau says new cabinet to be sworn in on Nov. 20, vows to work with opposition
In likely tight Canadian vote, deciding who governs could take weeks
In likely tight Canadian vote, deciding who governs could take weeksOTTAWA (Reuters) - Opinion polls suggest no party will gain a majority of seats in the Canadian election on Oct. 21. That leaves the two frontrunners - Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer - trying to govern with a minority. Six parties are contesting the election.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will unveil his new cabinet on Nov. 20 and is vowing to work with opposition parties — his first public comments since election night, when voters handed the Liberals a minority mandate.
However, Trudeau says he has no plans to establish any sort of formal coalition.
He is promising to make his cabinet gender-balanced, just as it was in 2015 when he first assumed office.
He says Canadians gave him a lot to think about on Monday night, and says he will take the time necessary to reflect on how to work with the other parties.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer has put the onus on Trudeau to work with the provinces and opposition parties over the coming months, while NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has said he wants Trudeau to address his party's key priorities in exchange for New Democrat support.
Trudeau says Canadians have sent a clear message to the House of Commons that they want new MPs to work together in Parliament to address climate change and the cost of living.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 23, 2019.
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