Trudeau calls snap election for September 20

OTTAWA, O.N. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Governor-General Mary Simon on Sunday and asked to disso…

OTTAWA, O.N. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Governor-General Mary Simon on Sunday and asked to dissolve parliament to start the 2021 Federal Election.

The 44th General Election will be Monday, September 20th, 2021

The 36-day campaign is the shortest election permitted by Canadian law.

The Liberals currently hold 155 seats and hope to increase that to at least 170, a majority. The Conservatives have 119 seats, the Bloc 32, the NDP 24, the Green Party two and Independents hold five seats.

In the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies riding, two candidates have declared they will run for the seat as of Sunday.

Incumbent, Bob Zimmer, representing the Conservative Party, has held the seat since 2011 and will seek re-election.

The other candidate is Dave Jeffers representing a new political party, the Maverick Party.

The Maverick Party is currently led by former northeast riding MP, Jay Hill. The Maverick Party will only have candidates in Western Canada as the party’s primary goal is to provide a voice for Western Canada in Ottawa.

It is expected the other major parties will announce their candidates in the coming weeks.

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