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CBC National News host Peter Mansbridge

CBC National News host Peter Mansbridge
As soon as the polls closed in the East Coast and the votes were counted, the Liberals already swept the Maritimes, winning or leading in 29 of the 32 seats in the Atlantic Coast provinces counted thus far.

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Canada went to the polls today 2015-10-19. When Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Conservative) called the election 78 days ago, he was well ahead in the polls, with Official Opposition being the NDP (New Democratic Party). The Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, was a very distant third with just 36 of the 308 seats in the Parliament of Canada.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper ran a negative campaign that attacked the other party leaders whereas both the Liberals and NDP asked voters for change, positive, upbeat change.

Towards the middle of the campaign, it became increasingly clear that Justin Trudeau is not as inexperienced or gullible as has been portrayed. Tonight, at 22:38, the CBC projected a majority Justin Trudeau government, as the Liberals won or led in over 180 seats. Any party needs 170 seats to form a majority government, the number being 50% plus one of the 338 seats* in the House of Commons. There are 30 new seats between the last election and this one, due to an increase of the population.

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John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
I'm getting the impression Trudeau's not as green as he's cabbage'looking. He defeated Harper and Mulcair the way he defeated Patrick Brazeau -- he let them make the mistakes andf then just hit them a lot.
23 months ago.