[Toronto Star] These students also gave Trudeau a minority. But in their mock election, they chose a different official OppositionThese students also gave Trudeau a minority. But in their mock election, they chose a different official Opposition
According to the results of a mock election held among more than 700,000 elementary, intermediate and secondary school students, the Liberals edged the other parties to win a minority government just as it did in Monday’s federal election.
However, in the students’ vote, New Democrat Party Leader Jagmeet Singh formed the largest opposition party, winning 107 of the 338 seats in Parliament to the Liberals’ 117 seats, said Student Vote Canada, a hands-on program for students to learn about the voting process.
The NDP also have garnered 29 per cent of the popular vote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 24 per cent for the Liberals, according to the fantasy election.
The 740,515 student voters came from more than 5,478 schools across Canada and votes were cast in all 338 federal ridings. The mock election came after the students researched the parties and platforms, and debated hot issues raised on the campaign trail.