Likely not even the Liberals saw the extent of Monday night’s federal election victory coming.
But with the advantage of hindsight, it’s easy now to look back and see just how much momentum Justin Trudeau gained in the final days of his campaign to capture a majority government.
At the end of the day, Canadians wanted a change. Even Stephen Harper admitted that in his concession speech.
Now it will be interesting to see how the new Liberal government is going to make good on many of Trudeau’s campaign promises.
Major commitments made by the Liberal campaign include legalizing recreational marijuana sales and running three years of deficits to build infrastructure across the country.
Trudeau has also promised to scrap the Conservative government’s approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline and enforce a ban on oil tanker traffic on B.C.’s north coast.
Judging by Trudeau’s acceptance speech where he attributed his win to a positive approach to governing, there will be nothin’ but blue skies ahead for Canada in the years to come.
– Williams Lake Tribune