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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.03.09 - “A re-elected Liberal government will [r]estore employment to pre-pandemic levels—going beyond one million jobs”

Published: Nov 2021

“Employment rate // 2018 : 62.0 // 2019 : 62.3 // 2020 : 58.1 // 2021 : 60.5 // 2022 : 62.0.”


“Employment (June 2023) : 20,172.8.”


According to Statistics Canada, the total number of employed persons in Canada is back to pre-pandemic levels

“Labour force characteristics […] Employment // 2019 : 19,121.2 // 2020 : 18,043.8 // 2021 : 18,942.3 // 2022 : 19,693.0””


“In this interim plan, the Government is announcing a federal governance, engagement, and accountability framework to guide the Government’s efforts over time, and to help ensure that Canadian workers can keep leading the economy of the future. This Plan is being launched to bring together existing and planned efforts to drive progress, including measures recently announced in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement. It is intended to stimulate ongoing external input, as well as further discussions with provinces and territories, as we drive towards the development of the first complete Sustainable Jobs Action Plan in 2025.””

Partially kept

302,900 jobs were created between December 2021 and April 2022.

“The Canadian economy added 15.3K jobs in April of 2022, following a 75K increase in March and widely missed market forecasts of 55K.”

Partially kept

« La proportion de la population en âge de travailler détenant un emploi a également augmenté en février pour atteindre 61,8 %. C’était la première fois que ce taux revenait à son niveau d’avant la pandémie. Les taux d’emploi et de participation des femmes du principal groupe d’âge actif ont atteint leurs niveaux les plus élevés jamais enregistrés. // Dans l’ensemble, Statistique Canada a indiqué que la population active en février était supérieure de 1,9 %, ou 369 100 emplois, à son niveau de février 2020. »

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