Follow results here, if you care, I realize only a sliver of people here are actually Canadian:
This election has the incumbent Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (realize that while yes he is the son of former PM Pierre Trudeau, he did not inherit the office sort of like Bashar Al-Assad did in Syria) fighting for his political future against his greatest challenger in Andrew Scheer of the Conservative Party of Canada.
The New Democratic Party, the Green Party, The Peoples’ Party of Canada don’t have a chance, but with some notable scandals in Trudeau’s first mandate some think the Social Democratic NDP might be offered the chance at a coalition if Scheer wins a minority in Parliament, but more than anyone else.
The Bloc Quebecois is only running in the French speaking province of Quebec. It takes an extended history lesson to really do it justice, but basically in 1759 English forces defeated the French there and took it as a Conquest. The Quebecers were allowed to maintain their language and Catholicism in exchange for loyalty to the King. the English knew they could get restive and make continuing to contain them difficult, so they made a deal. In later years Quebec was invited to be part of Canada. The Bloc is strictly Quebec and is aiming for seccession into a separate country.
Trudeau is a competitive boxer and former drama teacher, but has at times not seemed strong on the world stage, his Foreign Minister in Chrystia Freeland mitigates things a bit. He has been ridiculously scandalized with helping a construction engineering firm get out of criminal penalties for peddling influence with other governments. His original Justice MInister, Jody Wilson-Raybould, was originally touted as a female First Nations person in cabinet. When she wouldn’t bend to pressure from Trudeau to sweep it under the rug, she was expelled from caucus and is now running against the Liberals as an independent.
More recently, Several pictures have surfaced from Trudeau’s younger life in which he appears in costume including black face. I myself doubt he is running off to a cross burning anytime soon, but it looks tacky.
Scheer for his part is running against the carbon tax. He can’t deny climate change, that’s the thing.