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44th Canadian federal election

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338 seats in the House of Commons
170 seats needed for a majority
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Leader Justin Trudeau Andrew Scheer Yves-François Blanchet
Party Liberal Conservative Bloc Québécois
Leader since April 14, 2013 May 27, 2017 January 17, 2019
Leader's seat Papineau Regina—Qu'Appelle Beloeil—Chambly
Last election 157 seats, 33.07% 121 seats, 34.41% 32 seats, 7.69%
Current seats 157 121 32
Seats needed Increase13 Increase49 N/A

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GPC
Leader Jagmeet Singh Jo-Ann Roberts
(interim until 2020)
Party New Democratic Green
Leader since October 1, 2017 November 4, 2019
Leader's seat Burnaby South N/A
Last election 24 seats, 15.93% 3 seats, 6.50%
Current seats 24 3
Seats needed Increase146 Increase167

Incumbent Prime Minister

Justin Trudeau
Liberal



The 44th Canadian federal election will take place on or before October 16, 2023 to elect members of the House of Commons to the 44th Parliament of Canada.

The latest date of the vote is determined by the fixed-date provisions of the Canada Elections Act, which requires federal elections to be held on the third Monday in October in the fourth calendar year after the polling day of the previous election.

Since the current government is a minority government, the election may be held before the scheduled date if Parliament is dissolved by the Governor General of Canada due to a motion of no confidence in the government or due to a recommendation by the Prime Minister of Canada for a snap election.

Opinion polling

Polling firm Last date
of polling
Link LPC CPC NDP BQ GPC PPC Margin
of error
Sample
size
Polling method Lead
Nanos Research November 1, 2019 HTML 31.1 32.5 ±3.1 pp 1,000 (1/4) telephone 1.4
2019 Election October 21, 2019 HTML 33.1 34.4 15.9 7.7 6.5 1.6 1.3
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