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Is it time to call an election?

Justin Trudeau's Liberal government faces a critical moment this week, with a throne speech and ensuing confidence vote that could theoretically lead to a fall election. If an election were called, would you be willing to cast a ballot during a pandemic?

Throne speech by Prime Minister Trudeau, followed by a confidence vote, to take place Wednesday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a closing press conference on the third and final day of the Liberal cabinet retreat in Ottawa on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

Justin Trudeau's Liberal government faces a critical moment this week, with a throne speech and ensuing confidence vote that could theoretically lead to a fall election.

Trudeau prorogued Parliament in August. He said it was to allow the government to present a long-term economic recovery plan for Canada post-pandemic.

But Conservative MPs accused Trudeau of shutting down Parliament to dodge scrutiny over the government's role in the WE Charity student-grant controversy.

If an election were called, would you be willing to cast a ballot during a pandemic?

Our question this week: Is it time to call an election?

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