Trudeau ready for "any outcome" if US election has "some disruptions"

Oct 8 2020, 5:00 pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is preparing for “any outcome” if the upcoming US election has “some disruptions.”

On Thursday, when the prime minister was asked about the presidential and vice presidential debates, he responded, “I saw clips from both of them, but my focus right now needs to be on keeping Canadians safe and engaging with premiers across the country to do everything we need to to control this second wave.”

“Of course what happens in the US is going to be impacting us after the election, but our job is to be ready for all outcomes. And as you know, I don’t comment or weigh in on American political processes,” he added.

When pressed more on what “ready for all outcomes” specifically means, Trudeau said that he is “hoping for a smooth transition or clear result from the election like many are around the world.”

“If it is less clear there may be some disruptions and we need to be ready for any outcomes and thats what Canadians expect of their governments and we’re certainly reflecting on that.”

Following last week’s first presidential debate, a number of governors across the US expressed concern regarding potential interruptions to the democratic process ahead of the voting closure date in early November.

The US election will be held November 3.

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