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Canada
In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,031 days in office
42nd Parliament of Canada
03 Dec 2015 - 11 Sep 2019
43rd Parliament of Canada
05 Dec 2019 - Present

The 2019 Canadian federal election (formally the 43rd Canadian general election) was held on October 21, 2019 to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament.

The Liberal Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, won 157 seats to form a minority government. The Liberals lost the majority government they had secured in the previous federal election in 2015. They also lost the popular vote to the Conservatives, which marks only the second time in Canadian history that a governing party formed a government while receiving less than 35 per cent of the national popular vote.

For an assessment of this government’s performance during its first mandate (2015-2019), see Birch and Pétry (2019), Bilan du gouvernement libéral de Justin Trudeau : 353 promesses et un mandat de changement, published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval.

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Promise History

1.01.02 - “We will create an all-party committee to monitor and oversee the operations of every government department and agency with national security responsibilities.”

In progress
16-Jun-2016
Justification

Introduction and First Reading

“Bill C-22 - An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts Summary: This enactment establishes the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and sets out its composition and mandate. In addition, it establishes the Committee’s Secretariat, the role of which is to assist the Committee in fulfilling its mandate. It also makes consequential amendments to certain Acts.”

Kept
30-May-2016

“Despite a Liberal Party campaign pledge to create a committee to “monitor and oversee” national security agencies, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale appeared to be backing away from that vow Monday at the Senate national security committee. “As committee members know, our government has committed to establish a committee of parliamentarians to review and scrutinize the security and intelligence activities of all departments,” said Goodale”

Kept
28-Jan-2016

“There’s working with the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on a proposal to create a statutory committee of parliamentarians to review government agencies with national security responsibilities. Again, to be clear, this was envisaged to include not only agencies under the purview of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness but also other national security agencies that would exist in other departments, such as National Defence, and conceivably, Immigration or other departments. It was a horizontal mandate across the government.”

Kept
08-Jan-2016

“One of the promises he made was to create an all-party committee to monitor and oversee the operations of every government department and agency with national security responsibilities. A spokesperson for Goodale said that remains a priority for the government, and the minister and McGuinty will meet with their U.K. counterparts to learn more about how they handle parliamentary oversight on national security.”

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