In a minority situation, an election can happen at any time if parties clash on spending priorities. But these are not ordinary times. In the middle of a pandemic, even getting to the polls is complicated.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Green Parliamentary Leader Elizabeth May. Mr. Trudeau is itching to test his vision in a federal election, but he risks a backlash if the Liberals are seen to provoke it, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade