In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,675 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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.03.71 - “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”

Partially kept

“Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) - as extended by Order in Council 2021-0882 & as further extended by Bill C-2 […] Description: Providing a wage subsidy to employers with reduced revenues. Employers must choose between the Canada Recovery Hiring Program and this program. […] End date […] Hardest Hit Businesses (HH) - 7 May 2022 // Travel and Hospitality (T&H) - 7 May 2022”

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