Canada federal election: A look at the key numbers driving the campaign


Canadians go to the polls on 20 September after a short 35-day election campaign sprint. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called this snap election in mid-August in the hopes his Liberal party could secure a majority of seats in the House of Commons, arguing Canadians needed a say in the pandemic recovery. It’s only been two years since the last general election in 2019 netted Mr Trudeau a minority government. Still, it’s been an eventful period, not least shaped by the global coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent social and economic upheavals. Here’s a visual look at some key issues and themes from the campaign that could shape the outcome on election night. There are a few clear issues for voters going into this campaign: Stretched household budgets, the environment and healthcare.

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