In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,971 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The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases.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

3.12.11 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] [p]rovide $3.2 billion to the provinces and territories for the hiring of 7,500 new family doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners.”

Published: Nov 2021
Partially kept

“Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, alongside the Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford, announced a new $3.1 billion agreement to improve health care in Ontario. This investment will help increase access to family doctors, reduce wait times, hire more health care workers, and ensure faster care for Canadians […]”

Partially kept

The funding is partial and does not directly target the needs for health staff, but these are among the federal priorities that can be selected by the provinces as part of this funding.

“The new fund proposed by the federal government also includes an envelope of $25 billion over 10 years to be distributed among the provinces through bilateral agreements […to be] accompanied by “an action plan adapted to the needs of each province” to advance “common priorities” identified by the federal government, [including] data sharing between provinces, better access to family doctors, reduction of surgical waiting lists and funding for mental health services. To access these funds, provinces will have to choose which of these priorities they wish to pursue.”

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Forward. For Everyone

Published: Nov 2021
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