Quebec separatist party helps strip Trudeau of majorityChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 22, 2019
A Quebec separatist party made a comeback in Canada’s election that helped deprive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a majority.
Canada Yves-Francois Blanchet
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“We have come far but we will go further,” Blanchet told jubilant supporters in the early hours of Tuesday.
The ruling Liberals went into the election seeking to add 10 seats to the 40 they held in Quebec. But the Bloc’s resurgence meant they lost seven, helping Trudeau fall 14 seats short of a national majority.
Blanchet’s party will not be a kingmaker in the new Parliament, however, since the Liberals look set to govern with the left-leaning New Democrats. ■