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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.10.27 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] reduce processing times [for family reunification immigration applications] that have been impacted by COVID-19 to under 12 months”

Published: Nov 2021
In progress

“Minister Fraser announced faster temporary resident visa (TRV) processing and more considerate application measures so that families can be together sooner while they wait for their permanent residence to be finalized. Going forward, most of these applications will be processed within 30 days, and applicants will benefit from processing measures specific to their circumstances as spouses and dependants”

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Processing times for family reunification applications are not below 12 months.

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“The IRB seeks to modernize the 2002 IAD Rules to ensure the efficient and fair administration of cases while contributing to the overall objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), such as family reunification, public safety and program integrity”

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Processing times for family reunification applications are not below 12 months.

“Currently, processing times for the Express Entry program are 26 months.// It takes 24 months for the application to sponsor a spouse living abroad.” (Traduction”

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“As of the end of January 2022, the processing time was 20 months for overseas spousal applications and 17 months for domestic applications”

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Started tracking on: 22-Nov-2021

Forward. For Everyone

Published: Nov 2021
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