OTTAWA, Aug 15 — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today called a snap election for Sept 20, two years ahead of schedule.
Trudeau announced the date after after visiting Governor General Mary Simon, the representative of head of state Queen Elizabeth, to formally request an election.
Opinion polls suggest the Liberals will win their third consecutive election but may not gain a majority in Parliament. Trudeau’s party currently holds only a minority of seats, leaving it reliant on other parties to govern. — Reuters