As the National Federal elections are approaching, many politicians are undertaking election campaigns through out the country. Justin Trudeau, the current Canadian Prime Minister is also amongst the candidates as he will be running for a re-election on the 21 of October 2019, however prospects for winning the re-election by Trudeau seem rather gloomy.
Trudeau was elected Prime Minister in 2015 after leading his party since 2013. Like his father Pierre Trudeau was once a Prime minister who led his party for five general elections and won the the general elections twice as Prime Minister in 1968 and 1972.
Trudeau who is trying to follow in his father ‘s footsteps however has had many wondering if he will be able to win the second time around as his administration faced a number of issues.
These include the carbon taxes, the purchasing of pipelines, his treatment of indigenous people which was found unfavorable by many. This was after he sniped at a indigenous person who had asked for clean water. The SNC-Lavalin affair – a political scandal and controversy in which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accused of political interference with the justice system and lastly but not least the dilemma of Trudeau ‘s diplomatic struggles which some led to a tainted Canada-China relations.
Voters are likely to get more information about all the aforesaid topics before heading to the polls. This will add to the uncertainty.
During his last campaign, the Liberals’ voters support mostly came from the young people whom according to a national survey of Ottawa-based research and strategy firm Abacus Data the Liberals are the most popular among voters aged 18 to 29. This is why the Liberals are hoping that young voters who helped the party win in 2015 won’t stay at home this year. However, about 62 percent of voters under 30 said they may swing, compared to only 24 percent among those over 60 which mostly favor the Conservative party.
Popular will is uncertain now especially among main voters for Liberals. Nevertheless, Trudeau could likely remain prime minister, it remains to be seen on the 21st of October.