Canada: 18 Sikh leaders elected to Parliament, five more than India

Canada: 18 Sikh leaders elected to Parliament, five more than India

Canada: 18 Sikh leaders elected to Parliament, five more than India

"From coast to coast to coast, tonight Canadians rejected division and negativity", Trudeau said in his victory speech.

Trudeau, who has previously voiced his preference for a preferential ballot, in which voters rank their choices, said the Liberal government tried to find consensus on changing Canada's electoral system while in power, "and that consensus was not to be found". Ontario provided the gateway to the Liberal victory with the party picking up nearly two-thirds of the province's 121 seats.

NAN reports that Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results.

The Liberals include Harjit Singh Sajjan, Randeep Singh Sarai and Sukh Dhaliwal from British Columbia; Navdeep Singh Bains, Gagan Sikand, Rameshwar Singh Sangha, Maninder Singh Sidhu, Kamal Khera, Ruby Sahota, Sonia Sidhu, Bardish Chagger and Raj Saini from Ontario, and Anju Dhillon from Quebec.

Trudeau was sent back to Ottawa with a diminished government in Monday's vote, winning the most seats but not enough to form a majority government. "I think that's what the people who voted for me and the people who didn't vote for me expect".

Andrew Scheer's Conservative party won or was leading in 121 seats.

The standard-bearer for progressivism will now have to seek some kind of accommodation with the Bloc Quebecois or the New Democratic Party (NDP) to consolidate his position.

After all the back and forth political jostling, and "scandals" of the past six weeks, it is time for all those elected, new and returning, to focus on the task at hand. The Conservatives also lost seats in Quebec, where the Bloc Quebecois snatched away many of their hoped-for gains.

Goodale, 70, is the only Liberal member of parliament from the western province of Saskatchewan, where anger at Trudeau is mounting over federal environmental policies that the energy industry says will harm output.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh entered the campaign with the future of his party in doubt.

"Canadians woke up this morning to a more divided country", Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer told reporters at a Tuesday news conference in Regina, the capital city of the western province of Saskatchewan where he was re-elected to a seat in Parliament.

The victory was all the more remarkable because Liberal campaign officials had heard from the first day about deep dissatisfaction with Trudeau from long-time supporters. "Canada election: Trudeau's Liberals win but lose majority", reads the homepage headline.

Before then, Trudeau will have to deal with some of the implications of Monday's results.

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The Prime Minister said that he would have "various and varied conversations" with each of the four opposition leaders "to talk about their priorities" and "how we can work together to respond to the preoccupations that Canadians have" across the country.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and his family wave to supporters at party campaign headquarters in Regina, on October 22, 2019.

Trudeau ruled out forming a coalition.

During the final days of the election, Jagmeet Singh said that he would "absolutely" consider forming a coalition with the Liberal party to stop Conservatives.

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