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Trudeau calls for snap election in hopes of pushing progressive agenda

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday called for an early national election for Sept. 20, a wager that voters will reward his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The big picture: Trudeau is hoping to secure a parliamentary majority to help him push through his progressive agenda. He has governed Canada with a minority of legislative support in parliament for the past two years.

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