Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Yay oh yay, change has come to Canada

Whew! We are all breathing a huge sigh of relief with the election of Justin Trudeau as leader of a majority Liberal government. It's like we are waking up from a long bad dream. For the first time in many months or even years, Canadians are beginning to look forward to feeling comfortable and positive about our our own country.                                                                                                         Here on Vancouver Island though, the Liberal surge turned a slightly different colour. The NDP (orange) won 6 of the 7 seats and Green leader Elizabeth May won her seat again.  Although I supported Tom Mulcair, I am very pleased at Trudeau's win and I think he will actually be better for Canada because he's a member of a long-standing party, he's young and enthusiastic, plus he has the support of a lot of young people.                                                                                                                                         Funny thing, although everyone over 50 knows that Justin is the son of famous Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, I've heard the many young people aren't even aware of that.    
So far Justin appears to be ready to move on the campaign promises he made. Yesterday he held a news conference in Ottawa and one thing he said really resonated.

"Many of you have worried that Canada has lost its compassionate and constructive voice in the world over the past 10 years," said Trudeau. "Well I have a simple message for you on behalf of 35 million Canadians: We're back!"

Hooray. Now we can move on with our lives.


  1. So Happy for you, William and Canada !
    I have been following both of your comments with much intrest.
    Glad your election is over.
    Here we slog on with years of people hating each other.
    I know many people love President Obama and Hillary Clinton but as a member of the Democrat party both of them along with Bill have destroyed the party and the country.
    Hillary comment the other day ( with huge clapping) said she viewed Iranians, drug companies, NRA and Republicans as her enemies. To declare half of your country your enemy just shows how far the Democrate (my party) has gone over to the extreme left.
    I am so sad for my country and the people of all beliefs who live here.

    Happy for Canada.
    cheers, parsnip

  2. It is quite a relief to see the end of the Harper era.


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