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Canada has a new prime minister

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Justin Trudeau speaks to supporters.
Photo by Arlen Redekop/The Vancouver Sun

Canada has a new prime minister
Adapted from cbc.ca by Nila Gopaul

Canada has a new prime minister.
Justin Trudeau is the leader of the Liberal Party.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won 184 seats
of the 338 seats in parliament.
The Liberals will form a majority government.
The Conservatives will form the Official Opposition.

Trudeau, 43, was a Liberal MP* for over seven years.
He is the second-youngest Canadian prime minister in history,
after Joe Clark, who was 40.
His father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000)
was the prime minister of Canada
from April 20, 1968, to June 4, 1979, and again
from March 3, 1980, to June 30, 1984.
*Member of Parliament
To learn more about MPs and ridings, click here.

Justin Trudeau was born in Ottawa, Ontario,
on December 25, 1971.
Trudeau was a high school teacher.
He always loved politics.
But after his father’s death, he became more involved
with the Liberal Party throughout the 2000s.

Trudeau has three children.
He is married to Sophie Grégoire.
Sophie is a journalist and an activist.

Trudeau would like to
increase taxes on Canadian citizens
who make more than $200,000 a year.
He says he will lower taxes for the middle class.
For more information on what Trudeau’s Liberals believe, click here.

Trudeau told a crowd in Montreal
on October 19, 2015:
“I will be the prime minister of all Canadians.”
“In Canada better is always possible.”


National results

PARTY ELECTED LEADING RIDING TOTALS VOTE TOTALS % OF VOTE
Liberal 184 0 184 6,928,514 39.5%
Conservative Party 99 0 99 5,597,565 31.9%
New Democrat 44 0 44 3,460,288 19.7%
Bloc Quebecois 10 0 10 818,652 4.7%
Green Party 1 0 1 605,637 3.5%
Independent 0 0 0 40,879 0.2%
Libertarian Party of Canada 0 0 0 37,399 0.2%
Christian Heritage 0 0 0 15,284 0.1%
Marxist-Leninist 0 0 0 9,105 0.1%
Non-Affiliated 0 0 0 9,026 0.1%
Strength in Democracy 0 0 0 8,298 0.0%
Rhinoceros Party 0 0 0 7,349 0.0%
Progressive Canadian 0 0 0 4,472 0.0%
Communist Party of Canada 0 0 0 4,382 0.0%
Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party 0 0 0 1,761 0.0%
Marijuana Party 0 0 0 1,626 0.0%
Democratic Advancement Party of Canada 0 0 0 1,187 0.0%
Pirate Party 0 0 0 906 0.0%
Canadian Action Party 0 0 0 429 0.0%
Canada Party 0 0 0 270 0.0%
Seniors Party of Canada 0 0 0 158 0.0%
Alliance of the North 0 0 0 136 0.0%
The Bridge Party of Canada 0 0 0 121 0.0%
Party for Accountability, Competency and Transparency 0 0 0 90 0.0%
United Party of Canada 0 0 0 57 0.0%

Transit tax voting is closed.

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Find this package in your mailbox.
Photo by Nila Gopaul

Over 1.56 million ballot packages
were sent to registered voters
in Metro Vancouver
in mid-March.

About 45 per cent of voters
returned their packages.
The deadline was May 29 before 8:00 p.m.,
so voting is now closed.

We asked. You told us.

Transit Tax for Metro Vancouver – 0.5% increase

  • 63% of our readers said “No” to the tax
  • 37% of our readers said “Yes” to the tax

Metro Vancouver expects to have
the results of the vote in June.