The ballots are counted and the results are largely in: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has retained power. His Liberal Party will form the next federal government. Trudeau did not emerge unscathed, losing three Cabinet ministers and falling 12 seats short of the majority mandate he sought.
As he did in the 43rd Parliament, Trudeau will need support from other parties, especially the NDP and the Bloc, if he is to move his legislative agenda forward during this, his third mandate. In the memo linked below, Sussex Strategy Group’s Federal Practice unpacks the results and provides initial thoughts on what they mean for the days and weeks ahead, both in terms of style and substance.
Read the full analysis.