Canada elections results: How smaller parties will play kingmaker as Trudeau faces losses

“I keep thinking I’m seeing the outcome – and then something happens that makes me believe maybe that’s not going to happen.”

Part of the reason for the deadlock between the two main parties is due to infamous images showing Mr Trudeau in blackface, while the Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer, was accused of concealing the fact he also holds a US passport.

Lori Turnbull, a professor of political science at Dalhousie University said there’s been “an absence of hard policy questions”.

He said: “There’s really been an absence of hard policy questions, even though it’s supposed to be the ‘climate change election’.