Summary

The Liberal Party bled support in every province of Canada, coming second to the Conservatives in popular vote – but it was till enough to give Justin Trudeau a plurality in seats, and with it an opportunity to form the next government. But this time will be quite different than in 2015, when a nation-wide red wave handed the Liberals a commanding majority in the House of Commons. Now they will operate at the pleasure of the opposition. But there is some good news for Prime Minister Trudeau: no one will be in any rush to force an electoral re-do.