Justin Trudeau becomes the prime minister of Canada [ Current Affairs ]
Trudeau is the son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He was prime minister until 1984 with a short break and remains one of the few Canadian politicians known in America, his personality often draws comparisons to John F. Kennedy.
- Justin Trudeau, the youthful son of one of the country’s most dynamic politicians became the prime minister of Canada, after he won the October 19, 2015 general elections.
- He ended the 10 years of leadership by Stephen Harper, who dreamt of recasting Canada as a more conservative country.
- Trudeau’s victory could result in improved ties with the United States, at least for the remainder of Barack Obama’s presidency
- At 43, he becomes the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history.
- “Tonight Canada is becoming the country it was before, ” Trudeau told a victory rally in Montreal.
- The Liberals have said that they would accept a series of budget deficits to fund major infrastructure spending that would in turn boost the economy
- The Liberals also promised a tax hike for Canada’s top 1 % to pay for a tax cut for the country’s middle class.
- Trudeau has vowed to legalize marijuana a drug that he says has needlessly left many Canadians with criminal records and cost the government too much in law enforcement.
- Trudeau’s campaign has emphasized his multicultural view of Canada and his deep desire to continue supporting immigrants and Canadians of all cultures.
- Finally, Trudeau has promised to reform the country’s current first - past - the - post voting system, which has been unpopular with liberal Canadians, whose votes are split between three main progressive parties.
- Published on: October 20, 2015