Will there be a 2023 election? Trudeau says no one wants ‘plunge’ into campaign
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians don’t want to “plunge” into an election this year and he believes his governance deal with the NDP is going “extremely well.”
As long as the agreement stays focused on delivering results, Trudeau said the Liberals and the NDP are “going to continue to be able to govern together.”
Trudeau is currently gathering with his cabinet in Hamilton, Ont., for a three-day retreat ahead of Parliament’s return.
Under a confidence and supply deal reached between the two parties last March, the NDP agreed to support the Liberal Party’s minority government on key votes in the House of Commons to avoid triggering an election before 2025.
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In exchange, the Liberals promised to make progress on NDP priorities.
“The reason we came together was because of a recognition that here’s an opportunity to demonstrate that progressive governments can really deliver for Canadians,” Trudeau said, speaking during an interview with Rick Zamperin, host of 900 CHML’s Good Morning Hamilton, that aired Tuesday morning.
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