Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remained tightlipped concerning the uncertainty clouding the U.S. election this morning, saying his authorities will watch the outcomes fastidiously.
“As everyone knows there is an electoral process underway in the United States,” Trudeau informed reporters gathered exterior West Block Wednesday morning.
“We of course are following it carefully, and we’ll continue to as the day and the days unfold.”
“Are you worried?” requested one reporter in French, however by that time Trudeau was already headed inside.
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole provided an analogous cautious tone heading right into a caucus assembly Wednesday, telling reporters in French, “We will wait to see the result.”
Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election depend has spilled into Wednesday with no name for both U.S. President Trump or his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.
Numerous key states, together with Nevada, Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, are too near name and doubtlessly hundreds of thousands of ballots have but to be counted.
In the wee morning hours, Trump mentioned he would take the election to the U.S. Supreme Court to cease the counting regardless of these excellent votes in a number of swing states nonetheless not tallied.
“This is a fraud on the American public,” Trump informed supporters within the East Room of the White House. “This is an embarrassment to our country. Frankly, we did win this election.”
WATCH | Trudeau speaks briefly on U.S. election outcomes:
Biden’s marketing campaign responded to Trump’s claims, calling them “outrageous, unprecedented and incorrect.”
You can discover full outcomes from CBC right here (notice: CBC’s electoral school tally additionally reveals states the place candidates are main).
Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet mentioned there will likely be time within the coming hours — or days — for Trudeau to react, however not this morning.
“I think Mr. Trudeau should do nothing for the coming hours because the results will get more and more clear, and as they do so, there will be time to prepare a more clear position from the Canadian government,” he mentioned Wednesday.
“Whatever our preferences might be, we have the obligation to respect and to stay away from internal American affairs, even if we have the opportunity to provide opinions, which I can do quite freely because I do not think I will be prime minister of Canada in the coming years, and I might think that it will take a little more than four years before Quebec becomes independent.”
Canadian politicians await outcomes
On Tuesday as Americans headed to the polls, Trudeau and O’Toole each mentioned they had been ready to work with whoever was elected.
Trudeau mentioned Canada is “well-positioned and ready” to work with the American folks and the U.S. authorities, whatever the consequence.
WATCH | Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole feedback on U.S. election outcomes:
Trudeau mentioned Canada has been capable of work with Trump during the last 4 years, regardless of ongoing commerce and tariff hostilities, and he is ready to take action once more if the U.S. president had been to be re-elected.
He mentioned Canada was capable of renegotiate the trilateral North American free commerce deal and the federal government has pushed again in opposition to Trump’s deployment of tariffs on Canada’s metal and aluminum exports on nationwide safety grounds.
O’Toole mentioned he’d additionally work to search out widespread floor with whoever Americans select to be their president on points which are essential to Canada.
But whereas Trudeau and O’Toole had been cautious to keep away from taking sides within the American contest, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Blanchet each mentioned they’d be pleased to see Trump trounced.
Singh tweeted that Trump made the world a extra harmful place for everybody, whereas Blanchet mentioned the “whole planet” could be higher off if Trump misplaced.
WATCH | Blanchet on the U.S. election
“If I was an American, I would be a Democrat, and if I were a Democrat, I would be asking myself what did we do wrong?” Blanchet mentioned Wednesday.
“How come the American people support so much a man who openly lies, avoids paying his taxes, carries and shares prejudices against so many people? Why do the American people still support so strongly that man is a question that he does not have to ask himself; he’s faring pretty well. But the Democrats, the media, the institutions should ask themselves this troubling question.”