Elections in Canada – level 3

28-10-2019 07:00

Canadian voters reelected the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his Liberal Party. To secure a majority government, one party needs 170 seats.

However, Trudeau´s Liberal Party won 157 seats in the Parliament, which means it is a minority government. Trudeau has to work with other parties in the Parliament to pass legislation. At the moment, it is not clear which parties will form the minority government with the Liberals.

In his speech after election, he said that he wants to make the standard of living better, fight climate change, and get guns off the streets.

During his first time as Prime Minister, Trudeau focused on climate change, helping people that came from other countries, the legalization of cannabis, and a new free trade deal between Canada, the US and Mexico.

Difficult words: majority government (a situation when a political party or parties have the most), minority government (opposite to majority government; a situation when a party needs help from other parties to pass laws), standard of living (how well someone lives in a place).

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