This election surfaced tensions that come from economic angst, racism aimed at immigrants and refugees, and a rise in populism.
Climate protesters, pictured on Sept. 27, 2019, on the Hill. Minority government can be viewed as challenging, but here’s the advantage: it necessitates compromise in order to make government work. Canadians really want government to work—not just for ourselves, for all of us. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
What can we conclude from a federal election that resulted in a minority government reflecting stark regional and, in some cases, urban/rural divides?
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'Different leadership could have decided that ‘no, we won’t collaborate with you, because we don’t have to under the legislation,’ says Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux. 'We want legislation to be clarified.'