Canada election: Main opposition party concedes defeat, PM Trudeau wins third term

Canada election: Main opposition party concedes defeat, PM Trudeau wins third term

Ottawa - O’Toole said he had called Trudeau to congratulate him.



By Reuters

Published: Tue 21 Sep 2021, 9:05 AM

Erin O’Toole, the leader of Canada’s main opposition Conservative Party, conceded defeat on Tuesday after failing to block Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals from securing a third term.

Speaking to supporters in his home electoral district outside Toronto, O’Toole said he had called Trudeau to congratulate him. TV networks predicted the Liberals won a minority government.

As of 12:40am (4.40am GMT), the Conservatives were leading or elected in 121 of 338 seats, while the Liberals were on 157.


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