Justin Trudeau elected Prime Minister of Canada

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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On Monday, Justin Trudeau, the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada was elected as the new Prime Minister of Canada. Liberal Party formed the majority by winning 184 seats where at least 170 seats were needed for majority. With the absolute majority for the Liberal, it was an end to Stephen Harpers’ era who was the Prime Minister of the second largest nation, Canada since early 2006.

Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party
Image: Alex Guibord.

Son of the ex-Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, he became a Minister of Parliament for the Liberals in 2008. In 2013 with 80.1% votes to his name, he was elected as the new leader for Liberal.

Trudeau shared his feminism opinions on twitter previous month. His tweet read “I am a feminist. I’m proud to be a feminist. #upfordebate“. He also spoke on abortion saying “It is not for any government to legislate what a woman chooses to do with her body. And that is the bottom line.”

Trudeau manifested a change of climate change policy in three months prior to United Nations’ climate summit scheduled in November, in French capital Paris. Trudeau wants to improve relations with Iran and pull out the ISIS operations in Iraq as well as Syria.

He has promised tax rise for the 1% of wealthiest Canadian population to support middle class families. On the ideas of Colorado Model, he planned to legalise marijuana.

Previous PM, Harper won only 99 seats, and Conservative ended second in the election campaign. Harper said “The people of Canada have elected a Liberal government, which we accept without hesitation.” Harper is about to resign as the leader of the Conservative.

Cquote1.svg I didn’t make history tonight, you did
—Justin Trudeau


184 99 44 10 1
Liberal Conservative New Democratic BQ G
Popular vote by province, with graphs indicating the number of seats won.Image: Noname2.
Party Votes Vote share  % votes
Liberal 6,928,514
Conservative 5,597,565
New Democratic 3,460,288
Bloc Québécois 818,652
Green 605,637

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