Canada elections results LIVE 2019: Canada votes in ‘tight’ race which could oust Trudeau – News 24

Canada elections results LIVE 2019: Canada votes in ‘tight’ race which could oust Trudeau – News 24


 Canada elections today will decide who leads the country for the next four years as Prime Minister The latest elections are seen as a threat to incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is hoping to secure a second term in office for the Liberal Party Polls are suggesting neither Mr Trudeau nor his closest opponents will be able to score the majority they need Election results are expected by 1am BST on October 22.   Canada’s recent election cycle has been defined by a war of insults, as parties trade blows in hopes to discredit one another  Canadian residents are finding difficulty focusing on what aspects of public policy are the most important to them, according to Canadian pollster Nik Nanos  Talking to CNN, Mr Nanos warned today’s elections were “a desert from a public policy point of view”  He added results were a “coin toss” between Mr Trudeau and his closest rival, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer   READ MORE Canada election polls: Could today be the END of Trudeau?  Mr Scheer said he hopes Conservative MPs in Canada can “undo the damage” done by Justin Trudeau  The two main parties are facing pushback from Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Bloc Quebecois  A surge in popularity for both means there is a possibility they could sneak seats out from their rivals  The proposed deadlock could mean the party with the most votes is forced to look for a coalition in Canada’s 388 seat Parliament   With exit polls not expected for another few hours, it is worth visiting one of the possible outcomes   A Canadian Parliamentary coalition hasn’t taken form in well over 100 years, with the last time during World War One during 1907   However, the dead heat between Trudeau and Scheer may necessitate one for a new government to take form   The two parties most likely to team up are the Liberals and the NDP, with NDP leader Jagmeet Singh saying he is “absolutely” open to coalition talks   Mr Scheer has caught onto this, and told supporters yesterday: “The choice tomorrow is between a Liberal-NDP coalition that will run massive deficits and leave less money in your pocket or a Conservative government that will get back to balanced budgets and make life more affordable  “Trudeau would pay any price to stay in power and he’d use your money to do it. “We want Canadians to send Conservative MPs to Ottawa to undo the damage that Justin Trudeau has caused ”  Two main issues may hold voters back from voting for Justin Trudeau this year.  The Prime Minister is hoping to build oil pipelines through Canada, which would help bolster the country’s industrial economy   However, he is also hoping to meet targets set for the country by the Paris Climate Agreement, something many have taken as bluster as he has not revealed how he intends to do both   Talking to Canadian magazine Macleans, Trudeau’s Environment Minister provided no further explanation   She said: “The point is right now, we need to get elected. “If we are re-elected we will look at how best to do this ”  READ MORE Trudeau credibility at an all time low: Canada PM in survival fight   According to Politico, the two main parties are neck and neck in the polls   Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are currently on 32 percent, as are Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives   The other vote distributions are as follows: – New Democratic Party (NDP): 18 percent – Green 8 percent – Bloc Quebecois: 7 percent – People’s Party: 2 percent Trending   Voting tines vary by constituencies in Canada, which is split across more than one time zone   Voters go to the polls at the following times:  – Pacific: 7 am to 7pm. – Alberta, Saskatchewan and Northwest Territories: 7 30 am to 7.30pm. – Newfoundland: 8.30am to 8.30pm – Atlantic: 8.30am to 8.30pm – Manitoba: 8 30am to 8.30pm – Eastern: 9.30am to 9.30pm 

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