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Trudeau to become next Canadian PM

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 01:38

Canada's Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau to become the country's next prime minister. Julie Noce reports.

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Canada's Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau has won a stunning victory to become the country's next prime minister. The 43-year-old addressed supporters in Montreal. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIBERAL PARTY LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYING: "This is what positive politics can do. This is what a positive, hopeful... a hopeful vision and a platform and a team together can make happen. Canadians from all across this great country sent a clear message tonight... its time for a change in this country my friends, a real change!" The Liberal's victory marks an end to the Conservative's nine-year run in power and reflected a political shift from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's brand of fiscal and cultural conservatism. Harper thanked his supporters during a concession speech. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER SAYING: "Well tonight's result is certainly the one we had hoped for, but the people are never wrong. (cover with cutaway) Canadians have elected a liberal government, a result we accept without hesitation. I have spoken, friends, to Mr. Trudeau and have offered him my congratulations, all of our congratulations on his successful campaign." Trudeau is the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Justin Trudeau will become the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history and brings an appeal more common in movie stars than statesmen.

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Trudeau to become next Canadian PM

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 01:38