PRESS RELEASE – Canada’s General Elections were concluded on Monday, October 19, 2015. The Liberal Party, led by 43-year-old Justin Trudeau, will form the next Government of that nation.
Justin Trudeau, son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is the new Prime Minister.
Justin Trudeau will be the second-youngest Prime Minister in Canada’s history and the first to follow a parent. His father led Canada almost unbroken from 1968 to 1984.
Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, has offered his congratulations to the new Government of Canada, and Prime Minister Trudeau.
Said Dr. Anthony, “On behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia, it is my great pleasure to extend congratulations to the Liberal Party and to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the overwhelming victory of his party at the recently concluded General Elections in Canada. A strong message has been sent by the people of Canada, and we wish the new Government the very greatest of success.
“It is to be hoped that this new Government will work closely with the governments of the Caribbean towards our mutual development and prosperity. Canada and Saint Lucia have historically been good, solid friends, and we look forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau to build on the very solid foundations of friendship laid by his father and former Prime Minister Chretin.
“In recent years, Canada has provided leadership training for our police; they have supported our young entrepreneurs through the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED); and Canada has been growing in importance as one of our major tourism markets.
“We are surely pleased to know that incoming Prime Minister Trudeau is among the vanguard of world leaders speaking out on climate change, which has such a profound effect on small island developing states.”
The Liberals captured 184 of the 388 seats in the Canadian House of Commons, as that country had its highest voter turnout since 1993. The Conservative Party, under former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, won 99 seats, and the New Democrats 44.
Subsequent to the elections, the Associated Press informed audiences worldwide about the Richard Nixon prophecy – a toast at a state dinner in 1972, when Justin Trudeau was a few months old, that the child would become Prime Minister someday.