Trudeau to confirm to Governor General he intends to form government

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THE Prime Minister’s Office said on Monday that Justin Trudeau will meet with Governor General Julie Payette on Tuesday to confirm that he intends to form government.

Trudeau’s Liberal Party has only 157 seats in the House of Commons and his will be a minority government as he’s short of the 170 seats needed for a majority government. The NDP, with 24 seats, is expected to support the government.

The Bloc Quebecois, with 32 seats, will support the government depending on what it considers to be good for Quebec.

The Green Party has three seats and there is one Independent.

The Conservatives, with 121 seats, will be the Official Opposition once again.

Trudeau has spent the past few days holding private meetings, apparently planning his new Cabinet.

Earlier in the day, Trudeau at a press conference said he will discuss the priorities of the leaders of the other parties with them and see how they can work together.

However he said: “I can tell you it is not in our plans at all to form any sort of formal coalition — formal or informal coalition.”