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It isn’t the first time that JT has brought sexy back, nor the first time we’ve coronated a monarch based solely on their heritage. In Canada, they say it’s only official once Peter Mansbridge has said it. And, as of 10:30PM this evening, Peter Mansbridge declared that the Liberals have formed a slim majority government, and will be governing through to 2019. Results are still coming in, but all were confident enough that Justin Mr. Trudeau, hair recently shorn, stepped on stage this evening and delivered his acceptance speech. Ladies and gentleman, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada.

From “this is what positive politics can do” to “dear fellow citizens, you talked to me about the issues that are important to you and I listened to them”, his speech covered his journey to tonight’s surprising victory, garnering over 40% of the popular vote, which is to say, he spouted meaningless platitudes. Interestingly enough, proportional representation was lacking in a speech highlighting most of his other campaign promises. Given that his victory was just a few points above the lambasted “false majority” of the Conservatives in 2011, it is unlikely that proportional representation will be revisited during this mandate.

Our airwaves were saturated with ads saying that Justin Trudeau was not ready for being Prime Minister. Ready or not, here he comes.

 

  • Renaenae Anderson

    Someone sounds a little bitter?

  • Evan

    This is the snippiest article I have seen not published on perezhilton.com. Fox news would call this biased

  • BrianDavion

    the Liberals didn’t promise Proportional representation. they promised to examine a multitude of differnt approuches in a mixed party group. my guess is if they choose a reform they’ll go with a prefrential ballot. it’d pretty much destroy the CPC

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  • Neither Trudeau nor Harper promised proportional representation, in fact both men recently voted against it. Trudeau touts AV aka “disproportional preferential ballot”, which changes nothing much because it’s pretty much FPTP with a candy coated ballot. It’s still a scam single-winner per riding system that artificially reduces effective voter options and denies the majority of voters any representation. AV is a red herring cynically introduced to subvert Canadian’s ever growing demand for our Charter Right to fair elections. We either get proportional representation or we’ll just get more of the same Disproportional Misrepresentation. As with any equality fairness issue there’s no middle ground. We’re getting hoodwinked. It is our responsibility to brush up and demand democracy – many died in battle so we might have this opportunity to achieve a true democracy in Canada, let’s not blow it. Check out fairvote.ca and let’s hold our misrepresentative’s feet to the fire.