Canadian parliament reconvenes following formation of Liberal minority government
by Roger Jordan - WSWS
7 December 2019
The purpose of such progressive posturing was revealed this week by Trudeau’s performance at NATO’s 70th anniversary summit in London. Speaking alongside US President Donald Trump, Trudeau boasted that his government has already initiated a more than 70 percent hike in military spending by 2026, and plans to do more.
Canada’s House of Commons reconvened Thursday for the first time since the October 21 federal election, which resulted in a minority Liberal government.
Having lost over 30 seats from first term in office, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made clear he will seek “common ground” with hard-right forces in the Conservative Party, while relying on his close partnership with the trade unions and support from the New Democrats (NDP) to give his minority government a “progressive” cover.