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Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,375 days in office
42rd Parliament of Canada
03 Dec 2015 - 11 Sep 2019
43rd Parliament of Canada
05 Dec 2019 - 15 Aug 2021
44th Parliament of Canada
22 Nov 2021 - Present

The 2019 Canadian federal election (formally the 43rd Canadian general election) was held on October 21, 2019 to elect members of the House of Commons to the 43rd Canadian Parliament.

The Liberal Party, led by incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, won 157 seats to form a minority government. The Liberals lost the majority government they had secured in the previous federal election in 2015. They also lost the popular vote to the Conservatives, which marks only the second time in Canadian history that a governing party formed a government while receiving less than 35 per cent of the national popular vote.

For an assessment of this government’s performance during its first mandate (2015-2019), see Birch and Pétry (2019), Bilan du gouvernement libéral de Justin Trudeau : 353 promesses et un mandat de changement, published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval.

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Promise History

3.03.15 - “A re-elected Liberal government will […] [s]elf-employed Canadians seeking to access this [employment insurance] benefit would only be responsible to contribute the portion they would normally pay if they were a salaried employee.”

Published: Nov 2021
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Foward. For Everyone.

Published: Nov 2021

Reference Documents

“Many worker groups recommended that as a priority, the government should review whether some workers are being misclassified as independent contractors. This would prevent them from accessing the same benefits as employees. Because of the complexity, stakeholders and experts recommended more consultations on this issue.”

“Self-employed workers can also opt into the EI program to access EI special benefits. EI regular benefits are not available to self-employed workers.”

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