Liberals win federal election

Liberals win 2015 federal election in Canada

Justin Trudeau's Liberals have won the 2015 federal election in Canada, as multiple outlets have declared.

The CBC is declaring a majority government for the Liberals, which marks the first change in leadership in this country since 2006. Key to the Liberal win was a sweep of Atlantic Canada and the peeling back of crucial ridings in Quebec and the Toronto area.

The so-called "Orange Crush" of the 2011 election in Quebec was not repeated this year, as the Liberals snatched numerous seats previously held by the NDP, who started this election campaign with so much promise only to plummet in the final polls.

From a Toronto standpoint, Trudeau's win should be promising for the city in terms of transit investment as well as public housing. The potential of collaboration on major infrastructure projects between the provincial and federal Liberals is alluring.

The Liberals won 34 seats in the 2011 election. This is a massive comeback, no matter what the final seat count reveals.

Photo via Justin Trudeau's Flickr page.


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