Canadian PM Has Instructed Gov’t To Prepare For “Disruptions” From US Election

Screengrab / CTV News / YouTube


Justin Trudeau said as the US election approaches, his government must "be ready for any outcomes."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last week that his government is preparing for possible "disruptions" if the results are unclear following the U.S. presidential election, according to CBC News.

"I think we're certainly all hoping for a smooth transition or a clear result from the election, like many people are around the world," Trudeau said.

"If it is less clear, there may be some disruptions and we need to be ready for any outcomes, and I think that's what Canadians would expect of their government, and we're certainly reflecting on that."

CBC News noted that President Donald Trump has refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, should he lose the November election. He also has repeatedly questioned the integrity of mail-in voting.

"Of course, what happens in the United States is going to be impacting Canada after the election, but our job is to be ready for all outcomes and, as you know, as a matter of course I don't comment or weigh in on American political processes," he said.

Read the full report.


U.S. & Global News