As the federal election is over Justin Trudeau becomes a new Prime Minister. Liberals under Trudeau’s leadership will form majority government after winning 184 ridings in Monday’s elections.
New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada has voted for change and hope.
Canadians made a sharp change in their politics by ending right wing Conservative Stephen Harper’s leadership direction.
Stephen Harper will step down as Conservative’s leader following the result. Conservative Party will initiate a leader selection process. The party is expected to issue an announcement about Harper’s resign and leader selection process of the Party.
Truedau legacy continues.
His father grabbed the power in 1968 and was the prime minister until 1984. Some called it Trudeaumania.
The son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada’s new elected prime minister by winning a majority of 338 seats at the Parliament.
The Liberals finished with 39.5 per cent of the votes while Conservatives completed with 31.9 per cent. NDP came third grabbing 19.7 per cents of the votes and Bloc Quebecois with 4.7 per cent and Green Party with 3.5 per cent.
43 year old school teacher and a Parliament member Justin Trudeau is now the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history.
After losing votes in four years ago, Liberal Party, with Trudeau, gained its former strength. Time will show if he stabilize its position as his father who run Canada for 16 years after taking his office in 1968.
Trudeau was so glad with the elections results. He said, “We have a change to bring real change to Canada and bring an end to the Harper decade” in Alberta, Conservatives’ traditional stronghold.
Conservative Party increased its seats in the last three elections. In the federal elections, Stephen Harper’ attempt to underline Trudeau as too inexperienced for the highest office of the country did not work.
56 years old Harper was in power for the last nine years and 13 years as Conservative Party leader.
In his speech to CBC’s The National during the campaign Stephen Harper signaled that he did not have any intention of trying to form a coalition if he did not win the majority of the seats.
Canada prompted its shift from center-right under Harper, who was the creator of much debated legislations mainly Bill C-24 and C-51. He also lowered sales and corporate taxes and avoided climate change legislation.
Harper was so criticized about his party’s slow and inconsistent response to the Syrian crisis and his own court battle over against wearing of the niqab at citizenship ceremonies. His party’s revisions in citizenship and immigration laws were highly criticized as well.
As an immigration consultant I would like to see Trudeau will sweep Conservative’s mess in citizenship and immigration policies.
Murat Kandemir, October 20, 2015