Sep 15, 2021
It's not that silly a question when you consider two things.
First, most Canadians didn't want this election to begin with. So, to see the Trudeau Liberals barely survive with a slimmer minority, (not the majority the prime minister coveted), will call his "mandate" into question.
Second, it leaves it up to a wounded Trudeau to mop up the divisiveness of the campaign while coping with a new year that will be dominated by the fourth (fifth?) wave of the pandemic.
Brett James, Senior Counsel at Sussex Strategy Group in Toronto offers his insights.