9/21, 8:50 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Election win mandate to fight pandemic - Trudeau

Following his third term win as the Canadian prime minister on Tuesday, Justin Trudeau said that the election results suggest he has been given a clear mandate to get the country through the COVID-19 pandemic.

"What millions of Canadians have chosen tonight is a progressive plan," said Trudeau, citing "unity" and "determination" among Canadians as necessary to fulfill his cabinet's primary goal of ending the pandemic. Trudeau's ruling Liberal Party won the federal election with 125 seats, but without securing the 170 seats necessary for a parliamentary majority.

Leader of Canada's opposition party, Erin O' Toole, conceded his defeat earlier in the day, warning Trudeau that the Conservative Party will be ready if another election comes in 18 months.

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