OTTAWA—Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was headed toward a third straight electoral victory Tuesday morning, although he fell short of the parliamentary majority his Liberal party had aimed to capture.
Preliminary figures indicate the results from Monday’s election were nearly identical to the 2019 national vote. As of Tuesday morning, the Liberals were leading in 158 electoral districts, short of the 170 needed for a majority in Parliament. The Conservative Party, led by Erin O’Toole, was running second with 119 seats. The results are based on over 98% of polls reporting. In the 2019 national vote, the Liberals won 157 seats and the Conservative Party 121.