Justin Trudeau’s re-election
It may not be the smashing victory they won in 2015, but Justin Trudeau and the Liberals should feel very good that they will have a chance to form another government.
After four difficult years they managed to persuade enough voters to keep them in power. Given everything, it’s an impressive achievement that keeps Canada on a positive course for the future.
At the time of writing we don’t have full results. But it’s clear the Liberals will fall short of a majority mandate and have to govern with the support of other parties.
Their opponents will claim that the Liberals have been humbled, and there will be some truth in that.
But it’s also true that it is very difficult to win an outright majority in our multi-party system, in which five parties gathered substantial support. Given their stumbles over the past four years, it’s remarkable that the Liberals managed to win as convincingly as they did.
It’s also true that giving the Liberals a second chance is the best outcome for the country, especially given the alternative.
Recently, we made clear our view that, overall, Trudeau and the Liberals were the best choice for voters.
Despite their failings over the past four years they got it right on the big issues. (AP)