Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hinted on Friday that Canadians could expect to head to the polls in 2021.
“Obviously, we are in a minority government, and that could well happen,” Trudeau told the Montreal radio program CHOU 1450 AM.
“Our priority as a government is going to be helping people get through this pandemic and I hope the different opposition parties will help us … it’s not in our interests to have an election, people want us to work together to help them.”
Up until now, the Liberals have insisted that they do not want an election during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
However, according to Reuters, sources close to the Liberals have indicated that a snap election is possible this year.
Prior to the holidays, the prime minister also put out a video statement calling for a new batch of Liberal candidates to fill the next election’s roster.
At the time, Trudeau insisted that Canadians can expect an election “at some point in the years ahead.”
Meanwhile, in September the prime minister insisted that he didn’t want an election in the upcoming year.
“I do not want an election. I don’t think Canadians want an election,” said Trudeau.
“I think Canadians want politicians to work together to serve them, to build a better future for them and keep them safe during this (COVID-19) crisis.”