Justin Trudeau grew up at 24 Sussex Drive. Now, he’s moving back in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. After 78-days on the campaign trail, a red tide has swept over the country. Trudeau has led the Liberal Party to a come-from-behind victory, with the party forming a majority government. The party’s
platform was based on listening to the concerns of Canadians. In front of the party faithful in Montreal, Trudeau thanked voters for trusting him with the country’s future.
As of 11pm on election night, the Liberals earned a solid majority government with 180 seats. The Conservatives will form the official opposition, and the NDP lost ground in this election.
According to the Conservative Party, following tonight’s defeat, leader Stephen Harper will be stepping down as leader. Harper solidly won his seat in Calgary-Heritage, and intends to stay on as MP. Harper had been seeking a fourth consecutive term as Prime Minister. It was a close call for NDP leader Tom Mulcair, but he managed to hold on to his Montreal seat. Mulcair had hoped lift his party to its first-ever national government, but instead lost its status as official opposition.