Justin Trudeau wins second term as Canadian Prime Minister – Canada Election 2019
A nailbiting Canadian election looks set to see Justin Trudeau’s party remain the largest in parliament but without a majority.
Canadian voters have handed Justin Trudeau a second term as Prime Minister, though his centre-left Liberal Party lost seats and will go into minority government.
Trudeau’s victory came despite a drop in popularity since his landslide triumph in 2015 and the emergence of several photos during the election campaign of him posing in “brown face” as a young man.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer was unable to generate enough enthusiasm among voters to win the seats required to form government.
The Conservatives’ pledge to repeal the country’s carbon tax failed to resonate with voters in the electorally important suburbs of Ontario and Quebec.
In his victory speech Trudeau said that he had heard the frustration of Canadians who did not support his party.
“We will govern for everyone regardless of how you cast your ballot,” he said.
“We seek hardship for none and prosperity for all – that is the world we are working towards.”
US President Donald Trump, who has had an often tense relationship with Trudeau, tweeted: “Congratulations to @JustinTrudeau on a wonderful and hard fought victory. Canada is well served. I look forward to working with you toward the betterment of both of our countries!”
In his concession speech Scheer predicted that Trudeau’s second term would be short-lived and pointed out that his party won more votes than the Liberals.
“Tonight Conservatives have put Justin Trudeau on notice,” he said to applause from party loyalists.
“And Mr Trudeau when your government falls Conservatives will be ready and we will win … We are the government in waiting.”
It was a tight election campaign that raised the threat of Trudeau being knocked from power after one term.
Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party could lose to the rival Conservatives, or perhaps win but still fail to get a majority of seats in parliament and have to rely on an opposition party to remain in power.
Not in 84 years has a first-term Canadian prime minister with a parliamentary majority lost a bid for re-election.
After winning power four years ago, Trudeau created a gender-balanced cabinet and legalised assisted dying and recreational marijuana.
The economy has performed strongly since his 2015 victory, with unemployment at 5.5 per cent.
But Trudeau has recently been dogged by scandals, especially the so-called SNC-Lavalin affair.
In August the Canadian Parliament’s ethics commissioner found that Trudeau improperly influenced the then minister of justice and attorney-general to intervene in a criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, a Quebec-based construction company.
The affair led to the downfall of two cabinet ministers and Trudeau’s top advisor.
Earlier this year Trudeau’s approval ratings sank to 28 percent, significantly lower than Trump’s.
“He can’t even remember how many times he put blackface on, because the fact of the matter is he’s always wearing a mask,” Scheer said during a campaign leaders’ debate.
The Conservatives tried to capitalise on Trudeau’s unpopularity, but failed to expand support beyond their base in western Canada.
Speaking to supporters on Monday night, Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet ruled out forming a coalition government with either major party.
But he said his party would work together on policies that improve life for Quebec’s residents.
“This is a Parliament we will have to make work,” he said.
New Democrat leader Jagmeet Singh said his party did not achieve the results it wanted but would “play a constructive and positive role in the new government that Canadians have chosen”.
Trump Comments on Stock Market’s latest drop – says it’s ‘peanuts’
Trump says Tuesday’s market drop is ‘peanuts’
President Donald Trump played down the stock market’s losses on Tuesday as “peanuts” when compared with the importance of striking a good deal with China and the gains since his election.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average “was about 16,000 or 15,000 and now it’s almost at 30,000,” Trump said at the NATO summit in London. “It’s going to be at 30,000.”
“If the stock market goes up or down — I don’t watch the stock market. I watch jobs. Jobs are what I watch,” he added. Today’s move is “peanuts compared to — we have picked up record numbers so that’s OK. That’s the way I feel.”
The major stock indexes slid Tuesday after Trump said he thinks it would be a good idea to delay signing a trade deal with China after the 2020 presidential election. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 450 points at its lows on Tuesday, led lower by trade-vulnerable Apple, Caterpillar and 3M.
“In some ways, I like the idea of waiting until after the election for the China deal, but they want to make a deal now, and we will see whether or not the deal is going to be right,” Trump told reporters before U.S. markets opened Tuesday. When asked if he had a deal deadline, he added: “I have no deadline, no. … In some ways, I think it is better to wait until after the election if you want to know the truth.”
Despite his assurances that he doesn’t watch the market’s daily moves, Trump often tweets within hours of when the U.S. equity market reaches an all-time high. He has tweeted the keyword “stock market” 107 times since his inauguration
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- “Do something you’re very passionate about, and don’t try to chase what is the hot passion of the day.”
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