17 Indian-Canadians, including NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan, won Canada’s parliamentary election on Tuesday, with Liberal Party leader and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returning to power in snap polls.
Canadians steered 49-year-old Trudeau’s Liberal party to victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but their gamble of winning the majority of seats has failed and mirrored the results almost two years earlier.
The Liberals won the most seats of any party. According to Canadian media reports, Trudeau’s liberals were leading or elected in 156 seats – one less than his victory in 2019, and 14 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the House of Commons.
It is Trudeau’s third federal election victory, but his critics say the vote was a waste of time.
The Conservatives have held on to their main opposition position and are expected to win around 122 seats, the report reported.
“The votes are still to be counted, but what we’ve seen tonight is that millions of Canadians have chosen a progressive plan,” Trudeau told supporters in Montreal on Tuesday morning.
“You chose a government that will fight for you and work for you,” he said.
Congratulating Trudeau, Jagmeet said he will “continue to fight to ensure that the super rich pay their fair share”.
He said, “We are going to fight for you. We have seen you. We have heard your stories. We are going to fight for you.”
All three Indo-Canadian ministers – Harjit Sajjan, Anita Anand and Bardish Chagar – emerged victorious in the dissolved cabinet, as did 42-year-old New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh from Burnaby South.
Jagmeet won with nearly 40 per cent vote share.
“I want to say that Canadians know that you can count on the New Democrats to continue fighting for you. As we fought for you in the pandemic, when people were struggling when people worried about their future We were there for you,” Jagmeet said in his concession speech late Monday night.
Jagmeet made history in 2017 by becoming the first non-white leader of a federal party in Canada. Most recently, he garnered the support of Bernie Sanders, a fellow left-wing politician, US senator and former presidential candidate.
Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan was re-elected with a nearly 49 percent vote share from Vancouver-South, which he grew up and still calls home, more votes than his previous decisive victory, CTV News reports.
The report said Sajjan was re-elected despite allegations of misconduct against Canadian forces and his handling of the government position in Afghanistan.
“My community knows me,” he said. “When we talk about things that happened 10, 15, 20, 30 years ago – obviously we are going to take action. And now that more women are coming forward, having the confidence to come forward, yes we are going to take action. are doing. “
Liberal’s Anand was declared the winner in Oakville with a nearly 46 percent vote share; A significant development for Canada’s Minister of Vaccines. City News Toronto reported that Anand was a rookie MP after his victory in 2019, when he was appointed.
She quickly became in charge of the country’s efforts to secure COVID-19 vaccines and was often on the campaign trail with Trudeau, it said.
The Oakville News quoted him as saying, “I’m just happy,” thanking the volunteers who “worked hard as a team for five weeks in a row.”
In his role as former Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Anand, 54, played a very public role in the liberal response to the health crisis.
Waterloo declared Liberal incumbent Chagar the winner with 44.8 percent of the vote.
“It’s a tremendous community to be able to represent,” CTV News quoted Chagar, 41, as saying.
“This election was really about a mandate. Where do Canadians want to go? Does the environment matter? Do social programs matter? Do infrastructure investments matter? And frankly, they do,” Chagar he said.
Other Liberal Party winners include Kamal Khera (55 per cent) from Brampton West, Ruby Sahota (54 per cent) from Brampton North, Sonia Sidhu (50 per cent) from Brampton South, Maninder Sidhu (55 per cent) and Sukh Dhaliwal (54 per cent) from Brampton East. percent) are included. percent) from Surrey-Newton.
Calgary Skyview’s George Chahal (42 percent), Parkdale-High Park’s Arif Virani (42%), Surrey Center’s Randeep Sarai (44%), Dorval-Lachin-Lasale’s Anju Dhillon (52%), Nepean’s Chandra Arya ( 44%), and Ikwinder Gahir, a first-time candidate from Mississauga-Malton (53%).