Canadians aren't too happy to learn that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are projected to once again win a minority government in the 2021 Canada Federal Election.
Following the projected result, many took to Twitter to voice their frustration and to also even mock the prime minister. It comes after Trudeau called a snap-election in late-August, two years into a four-year term, while holding a minority government. While he never explicitly stated that he was after a majority, it's become the clear assumption among Canadians, as they headed to the polls amid a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, the whole hassle of an election all seems completely pointless to some:
Justin Trudeau called an election halfway through his mandate in the middle of a pandemic wave and a crush of Canadian allies trying to escape Afghanistan, putting at risk his own subsidised daycare plan -- and ended up with the same state of play he started from
— Adrian Morrow (@AdrianMorrow) September 21, 2021
this is atrocious. this election was an abuse of power that compromised folks’ health and safety for Trudeau to *checks notes* end up in basically the same position he was in before, if not worse https://t.co/YuJXjqnZGn
— Catherine (@CatherineAbes) September 21, 2021
super glad we went through that riveting 35 days of pageantry and bullshit to end up exactly where we started
— Rebecca Tucker (@RebeccaTee) September 21, 2021
The entire election was pointless and dumb
— Ah yes, the Leafs. (@LeafsAllDayy) September 21, 2021
This looks like an election of losers. Trudeau spent $600M to win a majority, and will make marginal gains. O'Toole will do no better than Scheer, despite having the conditions to win. Biggest loser? Canada: now more internally divided and facing unprecedented external pressures. https://t.co/slLf6OMTUI
— Rachel Curran (@reicurran) September 21, 2021
Others decided to pull out some jokes and memes, noting the complete ineffectiveness behind the election for Trudeau and his party.
Just like after the 2019 federal election, they'll now be returning to the House of Commons with a minority government.
— Moira Wyton (@moirawyton) September 21, 2021
— 🦋 (@xrxhmx) September 21, 2021
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) September 21, 2021
Not Trudeau calling an election in a pandemic and the resulting government being the exact same as before pic.twitter.com/AWy70ZVC3T
— jae (@JaeFiasco) September 21, 2021
Justin Trudeau successfully wastes everyone's time
— CBC Pitchbot (@CBCPitchbot) September 21, 2021
Throughout the campaign, Elections Canada projected a $610-million price tag for the election to come to fruition, making it the most expensive to date, according to CBC.
The large price tag of north of $600 million became a staple in the Conservatives' campaign, and also clearly rubbed many Canadians the wrong way as its projected result became known.
I said Trudeau would get a minority when it looked like he’d get a majority. Never changed my view. Not shocked.
But I remain disgusted that $610 million was spent to achieve nothing. You should be too.
Could’ve paid for a lot of nurses and doctors.#cdnmedia #lpc #cpc #ndp pic.twitter.com/zv7MLNy5wH
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) September 21, 2021
For the $610M this election cost, the federal government could've bought me a very nice lifestyle
— Gourd Downie (@HeyMyNameIsWill) September 21, 2021
So we had an election at the cost of $650 million to get the same results we had before the election? #Elxn44
— The Average Bear (@1average_bear) September 21, 2021
What a productive use of 650 million dollars this was. #Elxn44
— Rhett Feser (@StillYaBoyRhett) September 21, 2021
Congratulations Trudeau, you just successfully wasted $600 million.
— Keean Bexte (@TheRealKeean) September 21, 2021