[WATCH NOW] Here’s what happened on Canadian election night
Justin Trudeau will be the next Prime Minister of Canada.
Trudeau led the Liberal party to a historic victory Monday going from third party to a majority government as they won more than 170 of Canada’s 338 ridings, reports Global News Canada.
“Canadians have chosen change. Real change,” Trudeau said during his speech at his campaign headquarters in Montreal.
“Canadians from all across this great country sent a clear message tonight; it’s time for a change in this country my friends, a real change.”
The Liberals started the night strong and swept Atlantic Canada, winning all 32 ridings. And an exclusive Ipsos poll suggested most Canadians were happy with a majority government.
Initial results show the Liberal party picking up 39.9 per cent of the popular vote. The Conservatives picked up roughly 32.1 per cent of the popular vote, according to initial results dropping from over 160 seats to roughly 100. The NDP garnered 19.1 per cent of the popular vote going from over 100 seats to less than 50.
Their momentum continued when results from Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta started rolling with Global News declaring a Liberal government shortly after those polls closed.
So what’s he promised? More money for infrastructure, an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, and legalized marijuana, among other things.
All the party leaders (except Gilles Duceppe) won their ridings, but Stephen Harper, who won in Calgary-Heritage, is the only one to step down as leader of their party so far. John Walsh, the president of the Conservative Party, said in a statement that Harper had asked him to appoint an interim leader and being the leadership selection process.