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Canada
In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,943 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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.05.61 - “A re-elected Liberal government will continue to transform public transit in Canada by: Committing to make High Frequency Rail a reality. We will move forward with the project in the Toronto to Quebec City corridor, with stops in Trois-Rivières and Peterborough, among others, using electrified technology. We will launch a procurement process by the end of 2021 and also explore other opportunities to extend the rail toward London and Windsor.”

Published: Nov 2021
In progress
13-Oct-2023

“Today, the Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant, Pablo Rodriguez, announced the launch of the Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP process will be ongoing until summer 2024. Following the evaluation period, the Government of Canada will select the group who will become the private developer partner to work collaboratively with VIA HFR to design and develop the High Frequency Rail project.”

In progress
20-Jul-2023

« Trois consortiums se sont finalement qualifiés pour réaliser avec VIA Rail le projet de train à grande fréquence (TGF) du gouvernement fédéral entre Toronto et Québec, dont un groupe franco-québécois baptisé Cadence. […] L’appel de qualification étant terminé, les consortiums retenus seront maintenant invités à répondre à la demande de propositions – l’appel d’offres, en quelque sorte – que le ministre promet de lancer en septembre. L’évaluation des soumissions devrait pour sa part se dérouler à l’été 2024. »

In progress
24-Feb-2023

“The Request for Qualifications represents a significant step forward towards the return of passenger rail service to Peterborough. This transformational project will greatly benefit the region by bringing significant economic growth to communities throughout Peterborough-Kawartha, and providing sustainable transportation infrastructure that will benefit generations to come.””

In progress
07-Apr-2022

“Budget 2022 proposes to provide $396.8 million over two years, starting in 2022-23, to Transport Canada and Infrastructure Canada for planning and design steps in support of high frequency rail between Toronto and Quebec City.”

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Forward. For Everyone.

Published: Nov 2021
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