Canadian Election Results

On October 19 the public mood for political change came together strongly behind Justin Trudeau. The wave of change swept the Liberals to power and Mr. Trudeau to 24 Sussex with a solid majority government. This new mandate will bring with it a significant change of direction with respect to government policy and the legislative agenda.

CDHA has always taken a multi-partisan approach and we are well placed to advance the interests of CDHA members with the new government. CDHA is also very proud of the work done by members and staff to promote the issue of preventive oral care to candidates and parties during the election.

The new Liberal team is now turning its attention to the transition that will see them set the groundwork for their new government quickly in November.

Policy Areas of Greatest Change

  • Tax policy and overall fiscal policy including the willingness to go into deficit in a significant way;
  • Health policy;
  • Environmental policy;
  • First Nations policy;

CDHA can also anticipate a change in style and in the consultative nature of government.

It is essential for CDHA to develop new relationships and strengthen existing ones, in addition to framing advocacy agendas early with MPs.

The Conservatives will still be a force in the House of Commons as the Official Opposition but will be focused on rebuilding towards the next page of conservative movement. The NDP suffered a significant defeat falling to third place and losing nearly 60 seats; they will now be fighting for relevance after being outdone by the Liberals.

CDHA will be sending letters of congratulations and expressions of support to newly elected Members of Parliament and thanking outgoing MPs who were champions of our agenda. CDHA encourages all members to reach out to their MP’s to further discuss preventive oral care and the importance of dental hygienists.