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

1.02.03 - “We will increase funding in these programs [Promart and Trade Routes international cultural promotion] to $25 milllion each year.”


“PromArt, a $4.7-million Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade program, and Trade Routes, a $9-million program at the Department of Canadian Heritage”


“Canada’s cultural and creative industries are a vibrant part of our economy and national identity. Our artists, producers, composers and technicians are world leaders in their fields. Budget 2016 proposes to invest $35 million over two years, beginning in 2016–17 to support the promotion of Canadian artists and cultural industries abroad.”

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