The Current

The Current for Sept. 21, 2021

Today on The Current: Political veterans weigh up what the results mean for the parties, and for you; newly elected MPs discuss the work ahead, and working together; and political scientists discuss what this election means for Canada’s political landscape.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current

It's the morning after the federal election, how are the results shaping up? Matt Galloway talks to three political veterans — former Conservative MP Lisa Raitt; former NDP MP Libby Davies; and former Liberal MP Catherine McKenna — about what the results mean for the various parties, and for you.

Plus, we hear from voters across the country, and some of the people they voted for: Mark Holland was re-elected for the Liberals in Ajax; Conservative candidate Stephanie Kusie was re-elected in the riding of Calgary-Midnapore; Heather McPherson was re-elected for the NDP in Edmonton-Strathcona; and Mike Morrice is newly elected for the Green Party in Kitchener Centre.

And what does this election tell us about the political landscape in Canada, and where the country goes from here? We talk to Tamara Small, professor of political science at the University of Guelph, Ont., Daniel Béland, director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in Montreal; and Lisa Young, political scientist at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy.