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'No national sweep' from any party, says retired political science professor

The federal election will happen September 20
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During a conversation on the Mike Farwell Show on 570 NEWS, Peter Woolstencroft, retired political science professor said while Canada is still faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is not much "appetite" for a federal election. 

In 2019, Woolstencroft said election turnout was roughly 67 per cent, however, for 2021, he believes the figure is going to be significantly less. 

"I'm taking bets it's going to be considerably less than (67 per cent) on September ... I would guess in the low 60s." 

Woolstencroft brought up that he does not believe any federal party is going to see a "national sweep."

"So we're going to have a lot of low-level politics, and regional fights ... and I don't see anybody except for the Liberals winning a majority." 

However, Woolstencroft added if the Liberals do win a majority, it is going to be a pretty narrow lead. 

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