Trudeau’s snap election means voters go to polls in 36 days


Voters will head to the polls on Sept. 20 after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an early federal election.

Trudeau could have waited until mid-2023, according to Canada’s election law.

But on Sunday the writs were dropped in the race to secure a majority government after the Liberals won a minority in 2019 in what would be their third consecutive term.

Reaction was mixed on the streets of Winnipeg.

Reporter / Winnipeg

Darrell is a proud member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. He is a graduate of the television program from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. He is returning to APTN after having completed an internship with us in 2018 and a brief stop as a reporter in B.C. in 2019.

Video Journalist / Thunder Bay

Michelle is a video journalist from rural Manitoba with a Creative Communications Degree from Red River College. Before APTN, Michelle worked as an editor-in-chief for The Projector online publication.