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Liberal Party of Canada
2,917 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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.01.39 - “A re-elected Liberal government will: Work with G7, NATO, and likeminded partners to develop and expand collective responses to arbitrary detention, economic coercion, cyber threats, foreign interference in democratic processes, and egregious violations of human rights, including through the use of sanctions, support for international institutions, and coordinated action to reinforce the rules of international trade”

Published: Nov 2021
Partially kept

« Les ministres du Commerce des principales démocraties industrialisées, réunis ce week-end à Osaka dans l’ouest du Japon, ont souligné “la nécessité fondamentale d’une concurrence loyale dans les relations commerciales internationales” et l’importance d’un “système commercial libre et équitable fondé sur l’état de droit”.  »

Partially kept

« Pour marquer l’anniversaire de la mort d’une jeune femme qui a déclenché des protestations mondiales il y a un an, le Canada a annoncé de nouvelles sanctions visant six hauts responsables du régime iranien, qui se voient désormais interdire d’entrer au pays ou d’y posséder des avoirs.  »

Partially kept

“We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), met in Elmau on 26-28 June 2022, at a critical juncture for the global community, to make progress towards an equitable world. As open democracies adhering to the rule of law, we are driven by shared values and bound by our commitment to the rules-based multilateral order and to universal human rights. As outlined in our Statement on support for Ukraine, standing in unity to support the government and people of Ukraine in their fight for a peaceful, prosperous and democratic future, we will continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs on President Putin’s regime for its unjustifiable war of aggression against Ukraine, while stepping up our efforts to counter its adverse and harmful regional and global impacts, including with a view to helping secure global energy and food security as well as stabilising the economic recovery”

Partially kept

“Since Russia’s illegal occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea in 2014, Canada has imposed sanctions on more than 2,500 individuals and entities in Russia, Belarus,Ukraine and Moldova. Many of these sanctions have been undertaken in coordination with Canada’s allies and partners”

In progress

“Budget 2022 proposes to provide $13.4 million over five years, starting in 2022-23, with $2.8 million ongoing to Global Affairs Canada to renew and expand the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism”

In progress

“$252 million over five years, with $160 million in remaining amortization, to lay the groundwork for North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) modernization and sustain existing continental and Arctic defence capabilities”

In progress

“At the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada led the establishment of the G7 Rapid Response Mechanism as a coordinated effort with our allies to confront the threat of disinformation and protect G7 democracies from foreign threats. Since then, the program has played a key role in detecting and identifying foreign interference and state-sponsored disinformation against democracies and also in monitoring federal elections in Canada”

In progress

All the sources identified point in the direction of fulfilling the promise. However, there is a lack of information on coordinated measures to strengthen international trade rules.

« La ministre des Affaires étrangères, Mélanie Joly, dit également vouloir renforcer une convention internationale dirigée par le Canada qui condamne la détention arbitraire (ou la diplomatie des otages) afin qu’elle ait plus de mordant.  »

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Published: Nov 2021
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