Canadian federal elections; what’s next!

Oct 22 2019
There is no doubt that many political analysts would wake up this morning to try to analyze the results of the federal elections that took place throughout the vast Canadian homeland. The outcomes drew expectations of political alliances and negotiations between the parties concerned to form the next government. Especially, since the victory of the Liberal Party, a solid minority, needs partnership so that it can form the next government. The liberals have the burden of carrying responsibilities and implementing promises given during the elections, which lead ultimately to enormous challenges.
To begin with, it should be pointed out that, despite the fact that the right and the nationalist political currents, which are accused of adopting populist and discriminatory policies, have received significant votes according to the election results, Canadian society has proved time and again that the majority of its people believe in openness and rejection of animosity and hate against their fellow citizens.
The logical scenario for the formation of the next government is an alliance between the winning Liberal Party and the left-wing New Democratic Party (NDP) since the two parties share or converge on common ground on many matters; political, social and even economic issues. In the final days of the election campaign, Mr jagmeet singh, NDP leader, has signaled his willingness to ally with the Liberal Party to form the next federal government.
There is no doubt that governing through alliances is hard because of the complexities of decision-making. It is customary that the minority governments life expectancy is usually two years, after which, a new general election is called. Of course, this is not definitive, and it is ultimately due to the desire of one of the parties involved in the government to drop it for considerations that it deems in its interest.
The short period, usually, of the minority government, and the attempt to please the allied parties, makes the implementation of promises and platforms, especially economic ones, which are the most important concerns of Canadian society, not easy and are faced with the impediment of short duration of government and the agreement by the partners of government.
Law 21, adopted by the Quebec CAQ’s government, which implications proved to be a process of subjugation and dissemination of hatred and legitimization of discrimination, especially against Quebecers’ women played a pivotal role in the election results in the province of Quebec. Its noted that such a piece of legislation, law 21, has not been seen in North America modern history at all. In this regard, many observers associate the decline in the number of seats of the Liberal Party in Quebec is due to Mr. Trudeau’s clear position during the election campaign for his general rejection of Law 21 and his willingness to face it in court and politically if he wins. The Bloc Quebecois, which calls for an independent Quebec, having been on the sidelines of the political map for a long time used the Liberals’ position on the law to revive itself by winning about half of the seats reserved for the province in Hill.
Thus, although many expressed their satisfaction with the results of the federal elections held on October 21, but it must be said that the next stage will face many difficulties, challenges and obstacles that require wisdom in managing the political process in the near future.

Samer Majzoub

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