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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.10.28 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] [i]ntroduce electronic applications for family reunification”

Published: Nov 2021
In progress

There is an online application process for family reunification named Permanent Residence Online Application Portal.

“In March 2021, the Department launched the Permanent Residence Online Application Portal to enable some applicants and representatives to submit applications electronically for the first time. Applications for 20 paper-based lines of business, including the majority of Family Class categories, are now being accepted through the Portal. Since June 2021, IRCC has been conducting all virtual landings for clients that are in Canada through the Portal. Through the Portal, clients are able to declare their physical presence in Canada, submit their mailing address and photo which will be used to print the permanent resident card, confirm their permanent resident status and obtain their Confirmation of Permanent Residence document”

In progress

The Government of Canada has announced the launch of a new online application process that will be available to applicants for permanent residence in the Spouse, Common-Law Partner and Dependent Children classes.

“The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced the launch of a new digital case status tracker that will allow some family class permanent residence applicants, sponsors and their representatives to more easily check their application status online. This builds on the Government of Canada’s recent announcement on modernizing Canada’s immigration system to support economic recovery and improve client experience”

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Forward. For Everyone

Published: Nov 2021

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