The COVID Campaign?

CPAC Special

The COVID Campaign?

As speculation continues to grow over a possible spring or early summer election, CPAC’s Ed Watson takes a look at what an election might look like in the middle of the worst pandemic this country has seen in over a hundred years. Will candidates continue to knock on doors while wearing masks and keeping a safe distance or will they find new ways to motivate their supporters and build on their popularity? In a minority parliament there is always the risk of an election and even if the parties say they don’t really want one, they may not have a choice. The average life span of minority parliament is less than two years. Several provinces have successfully held elections despite the pandemic but will a federal election meet with the same success? Will the next election be a COVID campaign?