Arab Today, arab today tv projections trudeaus liberals win canada election
Last Updated : GMT 06:24:00
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Media » TV

TV projections: Trudeau's Liberals win Canada election

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today TV projections: Trudeau's Liberals win Canada election

Supporters of Canadian Liberal Party leader
Ottawa - AFP

Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the son of a popular former prime minister, won the general election in a landslide, television networks projected -- a stunning defeat for Stephen Harper's Conservatives.

Networks CBC and CTV projected the 43-year-old Trudeau -- who ran a combative campaign and offered up what he called a bold "new vision" for the nation -- would form a majority government with more than 170 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons.

Public opinion had swung wildly during the hard-fought campaign, one of the longest in the country's history, but final polling showed Trudeau's Liberals eight points ahead of Harper's Tories -- an edge apparently borne out at the polls.

Early results showed the Liberals swept all 32 seats in Canada's Atlantic provinces, doubling their popular support in the region, and scored well in key Ontario and Quebec provinces.

The party came from behind late in the campaign, with Trudeau -- the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, considered the father of modern Canada -- promising "not just a change in government, but a better government."

His supporters erupted in cheers at a Montreal hotel upon hearing the first projections.

"I've known Justin Trudeau for a long time and he's someone who is very courteous and honest," party supporter Max Liberman told AFP.

For many Canadians, the election was a referendum on Harper's stiff management style, as well as who would be best placed to put the country's struggling economy back on track.

Trudeau was elected Liberal leader only two years ago, coming after two past leaders failed to unseat Harper in 2008 and 2011 and subsequently resigned.

He appears to have made good on his hope to recreate the "Trudeaumania" that swept his charismatic late father to power in 1968.

Harper, who took power in 2006, had been seeking a fourth mandate.

But Trudeau tapped into a strong desire for change in government after three consecutive Tory administrations, and took advantage of an all-time low in Harper's popularity.

Indeed, "there was a kind of mini Trudeaumania" surrounding the campaign, said Claude Denis, a politics professor at the University of Ottawa.

- Victory after long campaign -

The 11-week campaign was one of the longest in Canada's history, and gave voters unprecedented exposure to party leaders and their ideas in five debates and almost daily stump speeches.

Trudeau campaigned on a pledge to raise taxes on the richest and lower rates for middle-income Canadians, while spending billions on new infrastructure in order to give the struggling economy a boost.

Along the way was debate on how Canada should handle a record influx of people fleeing war in Syria, a court ruling quashing a ban on the niqab and a recession.

The left-leaning NDP, led by Thomas Mulcair, had hoped to build on its second-place finish in the last ballot, in 2011, and govern for the first time ever.

But the party stumbled in recent weeks, losing key support in Quebec province over its opposition to the popular ban on the niqab, the head covering worn by some Muslim women. It looked to finish in third place.

At times, the battle descended into personal attacks, with Tory ads suggesting that Trudeau -- with his youthful good looks -- was "just not ready" to be prime minister.

But arguably, it also gave him time to sharpen his campaign skills, and give Canadians a chance to get to know him better -- his colorful past includes work as a snowboard instructor, a bartender and a bouncer.

By the end of the campaign, Trudeau had even lost his voice.

Former senior Tory minister Peter MacKay, who did not seek re-election in northeastern Nova Scotia, told public broadcaster CBC the "sea of change... (was) not what we'd hoped for."

But "people were looking for something different," he acknowledged.

"There's an ebb and flow in politics," MacKay added, vowing the Conservatives would be back.

arabstoday
arabstoday

GMT 15:21 2017 Friday ,13 October

Game of Thrones boosts Sky earnings

GMT 05:24 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Plagued by scandal, Fox struggles to change culture

GMT 00:24 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Gunbattle reported at Afghanistan TV station

GMT 16:09 2017 Tuesday ,19 September

CBS's Australia TV deal favoured over Murdoch bid

GMT 03:30 2017 Saturday ,16 September

That's a wrap: 'Veep' to end next year

GMT 02:59 2017 Friday ,08 September

US broadcaster CBS to buy Australia's Ten Network
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today tv projections trudeaus liberals win canada election Arab Today, arab today tv projections trudeaus liberals win canada election

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today tv projections trudeaus liberals win canada election Arab Today, arab today tv projections trudeaus liberals win canada election

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Fighters celebrate Raqa victory

GMT 06:07 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fighters celebrate Raqa victory
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman
Arab Today, arab today Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Dalal Abdel Aziz happy for “Seventh Neighbor”

GMT 09:31 2017 Monday ,16 October

Dalal Abdel Aziz happy for “Seventh Neighbor”
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,13 October

Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 23:42 2017 Monday ,16 October

Better Marriages Make

GMT 07:02 2017 Sunday ,15 October

German minister sparks uproar

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday