Justin Trudeau will be Canada’s next PM

Toronto, October 20 (CINEWS): It was an election that started with no one party emerging as a safe winner. Most polls indicated a hung parliament. All three parties were consigned at some point of the campaign to third place. But on October 19th, Canadian voters decided that Justin Trudeau was ready to be Canada’s next prime minister.Trudeau-AFP
This will be the second time for Canada to be led by a Trudeau, as the 43-year-old Liberal leader follows in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who served as prime minister for almost 16 years before retiring in 1984.
“Sunny ways my friends. Sunny ways,” Trudeau told his enthusiastic supporters in Montreal. “This is what positive politics can do.”
Canadians, he said, had sent a clear message that it’s “time for change in this country my friends. Real change.”
“We beat fear with hope,” Trudeau said. “We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together.”
Speaking to his supporters in Calgary, Harper made no mention about his political future, but the head of the Conservative Party released a statement indicating that the prime minister would step down.
“The people are never wrong,” Harper told his supporters, adding that he accepts the results without hesitation.
He said it was an “unbelievable honour to serve as your prime minister.” For the next four years, the Conservatives with 99 seats will be the official opposition party. The NDP fared poorly with just 44 seats. And the Liberals won 184 seats.

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