Canadian News Sep 21, 2021 3:12 PM EST

Canadians react to $610 MILLION election campaign that ended in similar results to 2019 election

With Canada's Federal Election coming to a close on Monday, many are asking, was the $610 million price tag worth the cost?

Canadians react to $610 MILLION election campaign that ended in similar results to 2019 election
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With Canada's Federal Election coming to a close on Monday, many are asking, was the $610 million price tag worth the cost?

In an opinion piece for the National Post, columnist Kelly McParland slammed Trudeau's spending during both this election season and the one in 2019.

"The CBC reports that Justin Trudeau has set another spending record: at $610 million, this election will be the most expensive ever, a full $100 million more than the vote the Liberal leader called just two years ago," wrote McParland.

"That’s $1.1 billion in total for two campaigns, not a big number for a government that shovels out money as readily as this one," McParland continued. "And why not? Trudeau's six years in power have already given the country the biggest deficits and the deepest debt in 154 years of trying, plunging us into the biggest financial hole in our history. So why not tack on a gold medal in running inconclusive elections?"

Prominent Twitter users also condemned the spending, adding that the 2021 election season resulted in a divided Canada.

Some pointed out that the $610 million spent on the election resulted in a government almost identical to the one dissolved on August 15.

Some pointed out better ways that $610 million could be spent, especially as the pandemic continues in the country and around the world and some Indigenous communities continue to have a lack of clean drinking water.

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