Justin Trudeau: “It’s Time for Change, My Friends.”
“It’s time for change in this country, my friends. Real change,” said Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his victory speech last night.
After watching the candidates pose for photo ops, grip hands with constituents, raucously debate the issues, smear their opponents at every opportunity and make political promises they’ll be hard-pressed to keep, Canadians dutifully exercised their democratic franchise last night and voted for the candidate they feel has the best chance of bringing about “change.”
When the final votes were tallied in B.C., the Liberals will form a majority government, winning 184 seats and 39.5 per cent of the popular vote. What many are calling a political comeback of stunning proportions, the Liberals captured 39.5 per cent of the popular vote, a shade less than the 39.62 per cent the Tories garnered in the 2011 election.