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Justin Trudeau's Liberals win majority government, historic night for Canada

Canada, Politics, News

Justin Trudeau's Liberals win majority government, historic night for Canada

By Lauren Sundstrom, Kenneth Chan, Farhan Mohamed Oct 19, 2015 7:35 pm

Canadians have spoken, and Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have won a majority government, ousting former Prime Minister Stephen Harper from office.

The three month political campaign was the longest in Canada since the 19th century. The Liberals have walked away with over 170 seats of the 338 seats.

The 43-year-old, who turns 44 in December, has won a majority in not just across Canada but also in Quebec. The last time this happened was in 1980, when his father Pierre Elliott Trudeau won the election.

Trudeau has also been re-elected in his Montreal riding of Papineau, winning with nearly 52 per cent of the vote.

While Harper has failed to retain his position as the Prime Minister, he has been re-elected as MP in his riding of Calgary Heritage, winning with nearly 64 per cent.


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Lauren Sundstrom
Lauren is a former staff writer at Daily Hive. She's a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program.
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Kenneth Chan
National Features Editor at Daily Hive, the evolution of Vancity Buzz. He covers local architecture, urban issues, politics, business, retail, economic development, transportation and infrastructure, and the travel industry. Kenneth is also a Co-Founder of New Year's Eve Vancouver. Connect with him at kenneth[at]dailyhive.com

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