Election 2021: the same prime minister as always, the same memes as always

Canada’s 44th federal election is officially over and now the real work begins: it’s time to check out the memes.

Before we get to the good internet jokes, in case you’ve resorted to MobileSyrup to find out who won the election, in which case, as a technology website, we are flattered, if a little confused. – here is the short version of the results:

Liberals led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remain in power with another minority government, the New Democratic Party and the Québec Bloc won a handful of new seats, the Conservatives lost some, and the leaders of both the Green Party and the People’s Party of Canada. failed to win in their own constituencies for the second consecutive election.

In short, the balance of political power in the country is practically the same, but at least we will always have the memes.

So, as we contemplate the surreal quality of our own democracy and an election where nothing much changed, here are some of the best tweets from the 2021 federal election:

The campaign began with a howl, as Gustave, Sheldon and Mousse kicked and clawed at voters’ attention on Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal.

Among the many promises made throughout the campaign, the Liberal Party of Canada decided to present its affordable housing plan (great!) With the memorable declaration that “young people are not asking for a free house.” To which several young people responded immediately, I mean, yes, if you are offering yourself?

After a controversial question in the English debate prompted Quebec Prime Minister François Legault to open a meeting of the National Assembly defining the word “woke up” (Listen, I know, Quebec politics is a lot), the leader parliamentarian of Québec Solidaire and the original #qcpoli meme king Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois posted this very experienced rebuttal on Twitter.

In the final days leading up to the election, both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton used Twitter to endorse Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada, prompting US Senator Bernie Sanders to step forward and throw your support behind Jagmeet Singh and the NDP.

Speaking of the US, as the polls closed across the country and the results began to roll in, so did Jeb Bush’s memes, which continue to last longer than Jeb’s short run for the US presidential nomination. USA

2021 saw the triumphant return of Canada’s favorite trusted source for Election Night coverage and updates: Domino’s Pizza Tracker ™.

As the results poured in and the media quickly began to predict, but another, a liberal minority government, something about the whole situation felt … strangely familiar.

Finally, after a 36-day campaign that paralyzed parliament, all so our elected officials could drop their pencils, leaving vital legislation addressing climate change and Canada’s socio-economic recovery half-finished on the table, to fly. all over the country. In the midst of a global pandemic with supercontagious airborne transmission, only to return with very little change in terms of leadership both nationally and locally, one tweet perfectly summed up the whole situation.

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