From: Inside Story

Will Trudeau’s victory make a change in Canada?

Justin Trudeau’s resounding victory ushers in a new era for Canada.

The Liberal Party has swept to power in Canada after winning a stunning majority in the general election, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives with a promise of change.

Its leader, 43-year-old Justin Trudeau, is the country’s new Prime Minister.

Harper conceded defeat and the Conservative party announced his resignation, ending a nine-year run in power.

The Liberals’ victory is a turn in political fortunes that smashed the record for the number of seats gained from one election to the next.

The centre-left Liberals were in a distant third place when this election was called – only to surge to first on election day.

So, what does this mean for Canada and its role around the world?


Presenter: Jane Dutton 


Jonathan Kay – Editor of the Walrus Magazine. 

Josh Wingrove – Parliamentary Reporter for Bloomberg News.

Haroon Siddiqui – Columnist for the Toronto Star.