The pandemic in Canada: A boomerang for Justin Trudeau

On Monday was a different electoral day in Canada, atypical. In the air and in the long queues that were recorded since morning from Costa at Costa, from Mont

The pandemic in Canada: A boomerang for Justin Trudeau

On Monday was a different electoral day in Canada, atypical. In the air and in the long queues that were recorded since morning from Costa at Costa, from Montreal to Vancouver, the fear was felt the pandemic, with more distance from the normal among voters, and the still hot question of why Now, if it was the best time to overtake some elections that a large part of the population still considers inopportune.

Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, had two years left for ahead after his victory in the 2019 urns, time left over to have opted for another date. He perceived, however, that the proper performance of the Government of him by the pandemic was enough argument to launch himself to achieve the longed majority lost in the House of Commons. But many are not convinced. They consider an exercise of irresponsibility to have celebrated federal elections with the delta variant by ravage in several provinces.

They are not scandalous figures, but that is not waived. The number of positive daily has grown by 23% in the last two weeks (4,452) and that of dead 68% (28), with its 37 million inhabitants experienced a new wave, the fourth since the pandemic began. And that was allowed to feel in the environment when exercising the right to vote.

"This row looks like a symbol of the pandemic," said a voter in Toronto. "If you approach someone, they move. They are afraid to be close", in addition to sharing the opinion that elections "should not have been given this year because there is too much happening and too much confusion in our country." Ottawa's same government has been forced to reinstate restrictions from the past before the progress of Coronavirus.

It is something that can pass an invoice to Trudeau, which aspires to expand its six years in the Government and be a majority in Parliament after having given ground before the conservatives in October 2019. Surveys said hours before closing the Electoral schools, with a Erin O'Toole, the conservative leader, hopeful at the perspective.

The former member of the Canadian armed forces and head of the conservative party since the past summer came to vote blue dress - the color of the party - next to his wife, Rebecca, past 11 in the morning. They did it in the town of Bowmanville, Ontario.

Its strategy of moderate discourse and its turn towards the center of the political spectrum, in favor of abortion and advocate of the rights of the gay community, could grant favorable results at the polls, although not sufficient to unborn Trudeau. According to the data of the 3388CANED portal, the liberals headed by the Prime Minister would lose seats in Ottawa, of the current 157 to the 148 projected, while the conservatives would win four seats, passing from 121 to 125 but very far from most, Of the 170 seats necessary.

The perception of political analysts seems unanimous when it comes to condemning Trudeau's timing in the anticipated call of elections. "They have had difficulty answering that question during the whole campaign," he commented on the 'The New York Times' Gerald Butts, former Political Advisor of the Canadian Premier. "And that is part of the reason why they have problems to transmit the message."

Trudeau, 49 years old and still perceived as a political star in many parts of the globe, believes that there have been no crucial elections in Canada in 45 years, one in which you can get short.

Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 00:16

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