In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,489 days in office
42rd 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 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

3.03.71 - “[We propose to extend] CEWS [Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy] and CERS [Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy] from 24 October 2021 to May 31, 2022 for certain industries. This extension is available exclusively for businesses with at least a 40% revenue loss in the following industries: hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, convention centers and festivals. The subsidy rate will be equal to the revenue loss compared to pre-COVID levels, up to a limit of 75%.”

Partially kept

“As a business, charity, or non-profit in Canada who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a wage subsidy, a rent subsidy, or both through the THRP. // You may qualify if you are either // part of the tourism, hospitality, arts, entertainment, or recreation sectors, or // affected by a qualifying public health restriction. // The first way to qualify for the THRP is by meeting the following three conditions […] You have a 12-month average revenue drop from March 2020 to February 2021 of at least 40% // You have a claim period revenue drop of at least 40%.”

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