Yesterday, Oct. 19, 2015 will go down in Canadian politics as historic in so many ways.
It was the longest federal election campaign –78 days—in Canadian politics to elect a prime minister whether new or as a re-elect. Usually, any Canadian election whether federal ,provincial or municipal only takes a 30 day election campaign.( I know,I know…in the US, it’s almost a 6 month primary season and almost 6-9 month presidential campaign period) My hat goes to the Americans for their fortitude till they finally cast their ballots.
Justin Pierre James Trudeau, the 43 year old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau has just won a sweeping Liberal Party majority win to become Canada’s 23rd prime minister, the official swearing -in scheduled for Nov. 4.
Justin Trudeau becomes part of the first political family dynasty in Canada–father-son tandem to become both prime ministers in their lifetime.
Mr. Trudeau’s political savvy as the leader of his Liberal Party was evidenced in his ability to lift his Liberal Party back to prominence after finishing in 3rd place in the last federal election in 2011.
With his telegenic looks as well as having also a telegenic family, it reminds me of the Kennedys. Their celebrity status will be as frequently reported as the political news revolving around them.
I wrote a blog dated on 10/3/12 titled Justin Trudeau ,Future Prime Minister of Canada? Yes, the title had a question mark but I had predicted at that time that one day, he will become prime minister. I didn’t expect it to be this soon but I guess, Canada needs a change and to be reinstated once again to the world stage for what it stands for—an openly friendly, optimistic and empathic nation.
I wish him luck and congratulations on his win. He definitely will need it as he eventually will start working on getting Canada back on its feet.
His father started Trudeaumania 47 years ago(served 16 years as prime minister) and still remains as one of Canada’s most popular prime ministers even after his death in 2000.
Justin Trudeau whom I would compare to the American political celebrity, the late John Kennedy Jr. has already in fact amplified Trudeaumania but in his own way—therefore, it’s Trudeaumania 2.0.