Federal election called
It's official. Canadians will head to the polls on September 20, 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Governor General Mary Simon on Sunday and asked her to dissolve parliament kicking off election 44.
The last federal election was on October 21, 2019, when the governing Liberals went from a majority government to a minority government. To form a majority government 170 seats are needed.
Of the 338 seats in the House of Commons, the Liberals have 155, the Conservative Party has 119, there are 32 Bloc Québécois MP's, 24 NDP MP's, followed by 5 vacant seats and 2 Green party members.
Of those seats, Newfoundland has seven with six of those being Liberal seats and one NDP seat.
Newfound News will provide up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the election.