In office
Prime Minister
Liberal Party of Canada
2,966 days in office
42nd 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 Canadian federal election of 2021 (officially the 44th Canadian general election) took place on September 20, 2021, and elected members of the House of Commons to Canada’s 44th Parliament. The Liberal Party, led by outgoing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, won 160 seats, forming a second consecutive minority government.

The Trudeau government had originally made 569 promises in its 2021 campaign platform and press releases. This number was reduced to 352 by an extensive, multi-coder process of sorting promises according to their degree of precision and importance to society. Unclear and less important promises were removed from the analysis.

For an analysis of the achievements of Justin Trudeau’s first government (2015-2019), see Birch and Pétry (2019), Assessing Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government. 353 promises and a mandate for change, published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval.

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Promise History

3.03.70 - “A re-elected Liberal government will make life more affordable for Canadians and will grow the country’s economy by […] [c]reating a fairer collective bargaining process by introducing legislation to prohibit the use of “scabs” when a union employer in a federally regulated industry has locked out employees or during strikes.”

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“An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers)”

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The legislative amendment is proposed, but it remains to be seen whether a bill will be tabled and passed.

“Budget 2023 proposes to table amendments to the Canada Labour Code, before the end of 2023, that would prohibit the use of replacement workers during a strike or lockout, and improve the process to review activities that must be maintained to ensure the health and safety of the public during a work stoppage.”

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“Canadian workers demand and deserve anti-scab legislation. With Bill C-302 tabled last fall, and federal consultations wrapping up today, we have the momentum for it. Now the federal government has to get the job done”

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“The purpose of this discussion paper is to gather Canadians’ views on replacement workers in federally regulated industries. The feedback will be used to inform how the Government designs its policy related to replacement workers.””

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