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Canada
In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,971 days in office
42nd Parliament of Canada
03 Dec 2015 - 11 Sep 2019
43rd Parliament of Canada
05 Dec 2019 - 15 Aug 2021
44th Parliament of Canada
22 Nov 2021 - Present

The Canadian federal election of 2021 (officially the 44th Canadian general election) took place on September 20, 2021, and elected members of the House of Commons to Canada’s 44th Parliament. The Liberal Party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, won 160 seats, forming a second consecutive minority government.

The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases. This number was reduced to 352 by an extensive, multi-coder process of sorting promises according to their degree of precision and importance to society. Unclear and less important promises were removed from the analysis.

For an analysis of the achievements of Justin Trudeau’s first government (2015-2019), see Birch and Pétry (2019), Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government. 353 promises and a mandate for change, published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval.

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Promise History

3.01.31 - “A re-elected Liberal government will: Implement the recommendations of the Independent External Comprehensive Review led by Justice Arbour to address sexual harassment and misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, including instituting external oversight and independence over the processes of reporting, investigating, and adjudicating complaints, outside of the chain of command.”

Published: Nov 2021
In progress
18-Oct-2023

« Mais l’armée n’a pas encore changé, soutient Stéphanie Raymond en entrevue : les rapports sur les inconduites sexuelles dans l’armée se suivent et sont toujours aussi accablants. Elle parle du rapport Deschamps de 2015, et de celui de l’ex-juge de la Cour suprême Louise Arbour, rendu pas plus tard que l’an dernier. Cette dernière demande le transfert de tout dossier d’agression sexuelle au sein de l’armée vers des autorités civiles. Elle brandit aussi la nécessité de profonds changements dans les façons de faire des Forces. »

In progress
16-Aug-2023

« Les militaires pourront dorénavant porter plainte pour inconduite sexuelle, harcèlement ou discrimination directement auprès de la Commission canadienne des droits de la personne, a annoncé mardi le gouvernement. […] L’ancienne juge de la Cour suprême Louise Arbour avait recommandé ce changement dans son rapport de mai 2022 sur l’inconduite sexuelle et la culture toxique au sein des forces armées. »

In progress
12-May-2023

« Sur les 190 plaintes reçues au total depuis décembre 2021, moins de la moitié ont été transférées à la police civile, soit 93, a indiqué le brigadier général Simon Trudeau, Grand Prévôt des Forces armées canadiennes, dans une déclaration écrite vendredi. »

In progress
13-Dec-2022

“As outlined in the report, Minister Anand has rejected none of the 48 recommendations that Madame Arbour has made and has directed DND/CAF to move forward on all of them. The report also outlines the work that has been taken to implement the 17 recommendations that were immediately directed for implementation upon receipt in May, the steps that will be undertaken to address the remaining 31 recommendations, as well as ongoing and forthcoming DND/CAF initiatives that will further advance culture change within the institution.””

In progress
13-Dec-2022
Justification

Action has been taken to implement the recommendations, but there appears to be resistance to their implementation within the Canadian Armed Forces.

“Arbour delivered her scathing indictment to the House of Commons defence committee six months after issuing dozens of recommendations to improve the military’s handling of inappropriate and criminal sexual behaviour. // Her testimony coincided with an update from Defence Minister Anita Anand on the progress on those recommendations, all of which have now been accepted. // While Arbour acknowledged some positive steps, such as the appointment of an external monitor to keep tabs on the military’s progress, she was exceedingly critical on many other fronts. // Chief among them was what she saw as resistance to one of her key recommendations: That the Canadian Armed Forces be permanently stripped of its jurisdiction over the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and other related crimes.””

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Published: Nov 2021

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