Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to launch new federal elections for the start of the school year. The head of government needs this election to strengthen his majority.
Justin Trudeau at the head of a minority government, is expected Sunday morning to officially announce the convening of a new ballot for the federal elections, less than two years after those of 2019 which did not allow him to have a majority and two years before the end of his mandate.
The head of government is forced to come to terms with the opposition parties to pass laws and other measures, something which is not obvious. Once called, these elections, rejected by the opposition who want to keep their grip on power, should be held on September 20.
The ballot should be organized despite the health crisis linked to the coronavirus which is affecting the country. This is the first argument used by detractors of Justin Trudeau, but he is counting on the high vaccination rate in his country.
Canada, with its 38 million inhabitants, is one of the most advanced countries in terms of vaccination of its population with 62% of the inhabitants fully vaccinated and 71% having received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but it does despite everything, faced with an upsurge in cases due to the Delta variant.
The prime minister is expected to announce the news publicly after an interview with the Governor General, local media say. He must then ask the representative of Queen Elizabeth II in the country to dissolve the Commons, the lower house of Parliament.
Mr. Trudeau is due to launch the legislative campaign on Sunday, to give parties enough time to prepare for September when the number of cases carrying covid are likely to skyrocket after the holidays and back to school.