In Monday’s elections, the Liberal Party obtained 158 seats out of 338 that make up Parliament or the House of Commons, one more than they won in 2019, followed by the Conservative Party with 119 representatives, one less than they won in 2019.
The Bloc Quebecois was third with 34 seats (rose two), followed by the New Democratic Party with 25 and the Green Party with two representatives.
According to the CBC News website, with his victory, Trudeau joins a list of only eight leaders who led their party to three or more electoral victories, along with John A. Macdonald, Wilfrid Laurier, Mackenzie King, Diefenbaker, Pierre Trudeau, Jean Chretien and Stephen Harper.
In a message early Tuesday, the prime minister said that millions of Canadians elected a progressive plan that includes ending the pandemic, taking ‘real’ action on climate, implementing childcare and pursuing reconciliation.
In his victory speech, Trudeau acknowledged the unpopularity of his call for early elections.