A minority it is

And there you have it – the people have spoken. The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, will head back to parliament for a second consecutive term as the governing party, although they will need to negotiate support from at least one other party in order to pass any legislation while they are in office.

Tuesday morning it was reported that participation in this election was 65 per cent – far below the 68.5 per cent turnout in 2015. Abysmal. Perhaps the lesson here is that a campaign of hateful messaging and personal attacks are harmful to a healthy democracy.

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