5 Moments That Made History This Election

What’s changed, what hasn’t, and what matters for the next decade

Why It Matters

Canada is entering a new decade — and the last decade for the SDGs — with a new government. In this fall series, we look back on the last ten years of social impact. To kick it all off, we’re presenting the important ‘firsts’ of the 2019 Canadian federal election, and what to look for: from the first all-female panel to Nunavut’s first youth MP.

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