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October 20, 2015

Canada's Liberal Party poised to end Conservative rule- This is sad.

Canada's Liberal Party poised to end Conservative rule


Canadians voted for a sweeping change in government Monday, giving Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau a majority to end the nearly 10-year rule of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Trudeau, 43, the oldest son of the late prime minister Pierre, whose late father, Pierre, led Canada for more than a decade, will become the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history.

"This is what positive politics can do," Trudeau told a room full of supporters during his victory speech. "We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together. Most of all we defeated the idea that Canadians should be satisfied with less."

Harper conceded defeat and called Trudeau to offer his congratulations. His Conservative Party issued a statement saying Harper is stepping down as its leader.

"The people are never wrong," Harper said. "The disappointment is my responsibility and mine alone."

Election returns showed Trudeau's Liberals winning a majority of the 338 seats in Parliament. With 85% of polls reporting, the Liberals either won or were leading in 185 seats. The party needed to win 170 seats for a majority government.

Voters in Canada had a choice to hand Harper, 56, and his Conservative Party a rare fourth term, or turn left under Trudeau.

The campaign lasted 11 weeks and was the country's longest and most expensive in more than 140 years.

Wild Thing's comment..................

Harper was a good man, this is so disappointing.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 20, 2015 12:50 AM


Canada tried liberalism before it failed. Now, they're going to try it again.

Posted by: BobF at October 20, 2015 08:14 AM