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Another minority government. Now what?

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the 2021 federal election, he said it was because he thought Canadians should have their say about where the country is going. Well, voters have spoken, and it's another minority Liberal government. With an almost identical House of Commons heading to Ottawa in terms of seat distribution, leaders are now facing post-election questions about their futures.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, Green Party Leader Annamie Paul and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh are seen in this composite image. (Images via The Canadian Press)

Conservatives fail to dethrone Liberals

The Conservative Party has come up short, failing to dethrone the now three-term Liberal Party. Leader Erin O'Toole conceded defeat in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after the Liberals secured a minority government win.

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Conservatives fail to dethrone Liberals

The Conservative Party has come up short, failing to dethrone the now three-term Liberal Party. Leader Erin O'Toole conceded defeat in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after the Liberals secured a minority government win.

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole gives his concession speech at his election night headquarters during the Canadian federal election in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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OPINION | Don Martin: It's all about him -- and that's why Trudeau is in trouble

Three weeks after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau started the victory lap for his vaccination procurement success, the Liberal party is flirting with a future in the Official Opposition – and it’s very much all because of him, Don Martin writes in his exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

Don Martin: The Liberal and Conservative campaigns limp out of the starting gate

The Sept. 20 federal election is not necessary, has no coherent rationale to justify Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s $500-million bid for a majority mandate and, worst of all, puts the federal government on hold at the precise moment when a fourth COVID-19 wave will hit the youngest the hardest, Don Martin writes in his exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.

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