In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,736 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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.03.66 - “This [transitional support] plan builds on previous support that the Liberal government introduced during the pandemic, including […] [p]roviding additional support to businesses that were forced to close due to public health guidelines”


Since the pandemic is over, there is no longer a need to keep the Transitional Support Plan grants open. Therefore, this promise remains carried out even though the grants are closed.

“The CRA administered COVID-19 wage and rent subsidies to temporarily support wage and rent expenses for certain businesses, charities, and non-profits in Canada between March 15, 2020, and May 7, 2022. // As of November 4, 2022, you can no longer apply for these subsidies”


“As a business, charity, or non-profit in Canada who has faced deep losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy, a rent subsidy, or both through the HHBRP”


“With the onset of the pandemic, workers and businesses in the tourism industry felt the full impact of public health measures and border closures. To date, the tourism and hospitality sector received an estimated $23 billion in support through the federal government’s emergency programs. The Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program, which is available until May 2022, was introduced to provide support through wage and rent subsidies to organizations in the tourism and hospitality sectors”


“Qualifying public health restriction means that // You or your non-arm’s-length tenant had one or more qualifying properties that was subject to a public health restriction for at least 7 days in the claim period you are applying for”

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