So, We Have Another Prime Minister Trudeau

The Canadian Federal election has got to be one of the most contentious I’ve witnessed in a long time. Not between the candidates or parties, but between people I know. Tom Mulcair and the NDP didn’t win, so let’s leave them out of this a bit, other than the fact that many people were saying they’d put the country in huge debt.

Let’s talk about Trudeau versus Harper. Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party was the Prime Minister. Many of the people I knew were incredibly happy that Harper is out. He’s been called the worst Prime Minister ever. Someone who has something against science and the environment and more concerned with money and oil. Others have said he was a great Prime Minister and is the best hope for Canada.

Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are now in power with a majority. With the win, many people I know are very happy and think he’s got some very good support behind him in the party. Others say he’ll destroy the country by taxing us too much.

Well, I don’t like being so extreme. Elections bring out the worst in a lot of people. Their favourite party must win or else it’s the end of the world. It happens in every election. I’m optimistic about the Liberals being in power again. The last time they were, the country had a great economy, a big surplus, and had a very good reputation around the world. I’m more of a “wait and see” kind of person than a “doom and gloom” person or cheerleader.

So, let’s see where this new government takes Canada.


4 thoughts on “So, We Have Another Prime Minister Trudeau”

  1. I couldn’t believe some of the stuff I was hearing about Harper. Cutting science budgets, silencing scientists and their findings – especially on their findings on climate change, and his drive for more oil and gas. I am hopeful for Trudeau, but like you, lets wait and see.

  2. It seems that many were surprised how strong the support for Liberals was. I admit that in the US the news from Canada is not very in-depth, but it had seemed that some expected the need for a coalition to form a government. I remember when I was young, the elder Trudeau was prime minister for a looooong time.

    1. It came as a complete surprise that it was a majority government. Most were predicting a minority Liberal government.

      Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister for many years. From the late 60s to the late 80s, minus a year as the Conservatives were in for a short time.

      I think what’s making this such a big deal around the world right now is that so many people are saying how attractive Justin Trudeau is.

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