Trudeau says he thinks Liberals will pick up seats in Alberta

Posted In: News Date:Jul 14th, 2019

With only 100 days left until the election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau likes his chances of picking up seats in Alberta.

"We are going to, not just bring back our MPs, but bring back more MPs to Ottawa," he told a crowd of supporters in Calgary on Saturday.

The Liberals only have three seats in the province right now, two in Edmonton and one in Calgary. Of the 34 total seats in the province, the Conservatives hold 29.

Seats the Tories occupy are often secured by a wide margin. For example, in the 2015 election Kevin Sorenson, running in Alberta's Battle River–Crowfoot, had the second-highest share of the popular vote. He also received more votes than any other candidate across Canada.

The prime minister may predict big things for the province, but the current poll numbers don't seem to support his theory.