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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.09.20 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] [t]oughen our laws on banned assault weapons by making it mandatory for owners to either sell the firearm back to the government for destruction and fair compensation or have it rendered fully and permanently inoperable at government expense.”

Published: Nov 2021
In progress

“The program design for the Firearms Buyback Program is underway, including the development of an IT processing system. The Government continues to engage with provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous communities, police forces and private sector partners on the most efficient and cost effective options for the buyback program, and is taking the time necessary to ensure the buyback program prioritizes public safety.”

In progress

“The Firearms Buyback Program (FBP) provides strategic advice, oversight, and direction on the design, development, implementation and management of the buyback program for assault-style firearms (ASFs).”


“Funding proposed for Public Safety Canada and the RCMP [Total : 29 Millions] to implement an IM/IT solution to compensate firearms owners and businesses and safely remove assault-style firearms from Canadian communities.”


Retrait des amendements en lien avec cette promesse.

« Ces amendements au projet de loi C-21 des libéraux devaient mieux définir les armes d’assaut interdites au Canada, en plus de restreindre la possession de modèles d’armes à feu semi-automatiques possédant un chargeur amovible et pouvant contenir plus de cinq cartouches. »

In progress

“Budget 2022 builds on recent steps that the federal government has taken to ensure opportunities for all Canadians to thrive, to protect our communities, […] These include: Banning assault-style firearms and investing more than $920 million to protect Canadians from gun violence […] The government will implement a mandatory buy-back program to ensure these weapons are safely removed from our communities, for good.”

In progress

“On March 16, 2022, the Government of Canada announced an extension of the Amnesty for eighteen months, until October 30, 2023, along with other amendments. These amendments address issues that have been identified since 2020, allow the Government time to implement the mandatory buyback program, and protect firearm owners as they come into compliance with the law. The buyback program will offer fair compensation to affected owners and businesses.”

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Published: Nov 2021
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