Election Called for September 20, 2021

On August 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a general federal election for September 20, 2021. Pre-election polling consistently suggested the Liberals could increase their minority government and potentially win a majority. However, the Liberal polling numbers declined among a general distaste by the electorate for the calling of an unnecessary election during the pandemic.

At the time of dissolution, the Liberals held a strong minority, holding 155 of the 338 in the House of Commons. They would need to gain only 15 seats to reach the 170 seats needed for a majority. See the below breakdown of where parliament stood at the time of dissolution.

PartySeatsSeats Needed for Majority
Bloc Quebecois32N/A

For more information on the parties’ election promises, please visit their website for the most up-to-date information:

Please stay tuned to CFAA’s website and e-newsletters for more updates and analysis of the 2021 federal election, particularly focusing on issues that could affect rental housing providers.