- Canada’s ruling Liberal Party and the principal opposition conservatives urged the voters to act strategically and not waste a ballot on smaller parties
- The binary option was initiated by the Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader as he aimed voters who may opt for the left-of-centre New Democratic Party (NDP)
- CBC poll tracker accorded Liberal’s 61 percent chances of forming a minority government
Canada’s ruling Liberal Party and the principal opposition conservatives urged the voters to act strategically and not waste a ballot on smaller parties, ahead of the election day on September 20.
The binary option was initiated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party leader as he aimed at voters who may opt for the left-of-center New Democratic Party (NDP). Expressing that a lot of voters were “torn”, he said it wasn’t an “impossible choice” to support the incumbent Liberals.
According to media reports, Justin Trudeau claimed, “You can actually vote for the party that is going to stop the Conservatives and move forward with the strongest plan to get things done.” Meanwhile, his major opponent, Conservative Party leader Erin O’ Toole voiced similar words but to those who have gravitated to the extreme right People’s Party of Canada (PPC).
During a campaign event in the town of London in Ontario, Erin O’Toole asserted, “There are actually millions of Canadians who are very frustrated with Mr Trudeau. If they allow that frustration to do anything other than vote for conservatives, they are voting for Mr. Trudeau.”
The PPC led by former Conservative cabinet minister Maxime Bernier has acquired some steam, and could be focused on quadrupling its vote share from the 1.6 percent registered in 2019. However, experts opined that it may not win seats in the House of Commons as in 2019, but can dent the conservative’s prospectus.
As per the CBC poll tracker, the PPC share has achieved 6.3 percent, it is assumed that it has siphoned support from the Conservatives and benefited the Liberals who reclaimed the frontrunner status. In addition, the CBC poll tracker accorded Liberal’s 61 percent chances of forming a minority government. They are nearly 16 percent short of claiming the majority which the Prime Minister aimed for while introducing snap elections on August 15.
With an estimated mark of 31.6 percent support, the Liberals are likely to gain 153 seats, which is 17 less from the majority mark of 170 as well as four less than its previous rally in 2019. While, on the other hand, at 31 percent support, Conservatives too might lose seats, declining to 118 from 121 in the past federal election.