Canada votes in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament, but now faces the threat of being knocked from power in Canada's election on Monday.
Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party is in a tight race with the rival Conservatives: It will likely win the most seats in Parliament, but still fail to get a majority, forcing it to rely on an opposition party to pass legislation.
"Trudeau made an incredibly stupid error in judgement," said Robert Bothwell, a professor of Canadian history and international relations at the University of Toronto.
Trudeau entered the election leading a stable minority government that wasn't under threat of being toppled.