Federal election called for Sept. 20
Governor General Mary Simon today approved Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s request to dissolve Parliament, issuing writs and formally launching Canada’s 44th federal election slated for Sept. 20.
The last federal election, in which Trudeau’s Liberal Party lost its majority from 2015 with a minority government victory, was Oct. 21, 2019.
As of this morning (August 15), the Liberal Party has 155 seats in the House of Commons, the Conservative Party have 119, Bloc Québécois 32, NDP 24, five independents and the Green Party holds two seats.
Conservative Party MP Rob Morrison captured Kootenay-Columbia Riding over incumbent Wayne Stetski (NDP) in 2019.