It was a few minutes after midnight—just after Justin Trudeau’s victory speech, and concession speeches from Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair—when the incoming prime minister had one more word for Canadians.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) October 20, 2015
With a majority government and campaign promises to fix infrastructure across the country, perhaps it was fitting for Trudeau to start his morning in his hometown of Montreal, visiting locals on their morning commute.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 20, 2015
News of Trudeau’s victory quickly gained international attention, but not always because of his policies.
— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) October 20, 2015
— Robson Fletcher (@CBCFletch) October 20, 2015
— SPIEGEL ONLINE (@SPIEGELONLINE) October 20, 2015
At least they’ll have four years, at minimum, to figure out the answer to this question:
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 20, 2015
Stephen Harper didn’t mention it in his speech Monday night, but he later said he would step down as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. This started some early chatter about who would run to become leader of the official Opposition. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall quashed any speculation by denying he would run for the CPC leadership. However, one controversial former Toronto city councillor didn’t rule anything out.
— Don Peat (@reporterdonpeat) October 20, 2015
Oh my God. Today could be the first day of the Doug Ford CPC leadership campaign. #elxn42
— Robyn Urback (@RobynUrback) October 20, 2015
Trudeau has long said that Star Wars is his favourite movie. On Monday night, the same day a trailer was released for the next Star Wars film, the incoming prime minister was relaxing with his family while his kids played with lightsabers.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) October 20, 2015
It turns out Walt Disney Studios was keeping an eye on the election coverage, too. After spotting the tweet, Disney tweeted out that Trudeau would get the first invitation to the Canadian premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
— WaltDisneyStudiosCAN (@DisneyStudiosCA) October 20, 2015
Imagine how a young Justin would feel about this news.
— Loxy is spooky (@loxyisme) October 20, 2015