Trudeau returns to power with minority grip on Parliament

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OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will hang on to his job as Canada’s prime minister in an election victory Monday that fell short of his main objective: tightening his hold on power.

With his Liberals high in the polls, Trudeau plunged the country into an early election in August in hopes the party could gain at least 15 additional seats in the House of Commons to turn his incumbent minority into a far more powerful majority.

Trudeau, however, looked on track to return to the Prime Minister’s Office with roughly the same number of seats his Liberals had when he called the summertime snap election.

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