The Manitoban: Federal Election Inspires Hope, Concern on Campus


October 24, 2019 - 1 minute read

Canada woke up to the same prime minister but a new parliament Tuesday, with Justin Trudeau holding his position as leader despite losing the popular vote to the Conservative party.

The Liberal Party of Canada, which has governed with a strong majority since 2015, was demoted to a minority in the House of Commons, where Conservatives were elected to 121 seats to the Liberals’ 157.

In the midst of shakeup, UMSU president Jakob Sanderson sees opportunity.

“I think what’s encouraging for myself and for anyone in this student group and across the country is that we’re going to have an opportunity here coming up where the parties are going to have to work together,” he said.

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