A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian … New quotes I love

On the occasion of the election of a Liberal majority government on Oct 19th, 2015, I’m adding the following to my long list of Quotes I Love. Full victory speech video (24 minutes) and transcript.

I’ve said many times over the course of this campaign: Conservatives are not our enemies, they’re our neighbours. Leadership is about bringing people of all different perspectives together.“- Justin Trudeau, prime minister-designate

You want a Prime Minister who knows Canada is a country strong, not in spite of our differences, but because of them, a PM who never seeks to divide Canadians, but takes every single opportunity to bring us together. You want a Prime Minister who knows that if Canadians are to trust their government, their government needs to trust Canadians, a PM who understands that openness and transparency means better, smarter decisions. You want a Prime Minister that knows that a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous peoples that respects rights and honours treaties must be the basis for how we work to close the gap and walk forward together.” – Justin Trudeau, prime minister-designate

Have faith in your fellow citizens, my friends. They are kind and generous. They are open-minded and optimistic. And they know in their heart of hearts that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.” – Justin Trudeau, prime minister-designate

My friends, we beat fear with hope. We beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together. Most of all, we defeated the idea that Canadians should be satisfied with less, that good enough is good enough and that better just isn’t possible. Well, my friends, this is Canada, and in Canada better is always possible.“- Justin Trudeau, prime minister-designate

Ref: Additional articles and links, for the record.

CBC News, “Trudeaumania runs wild online after Liberal victory Party’s big win collides with Star Wars trailer, Blue Jays on social media

CBC News, “Liberals have chance to ‘start over’ with Alberta oilpatch, Deborah Yedlin says ‘Nothing of substance ever happened under… Harper’s watch,’ says Calgary business commentator

CBC News, Neil Macdonald – “Justin Trudeau’s turn to face the weight of expectations Like Obama, Trudeau has been promising the kind of ineffable change that is so hard to deliver

CBC News, Neil Macdonald – “The barbaric cultural practice of election pronouncements A steady throb of anti-Muslim sentiment appears to be running through the current campaign

Global TV FB page, “Canada’s next Prime Minister spent the morning after the election in a Montreal subway station to say thank you to transit riders. Surprised commuters shook his hand and posed for photos.

Guardian, “Justin Trudeau begins first full day as Canada’s prime minister-designate

CBC News, “The world meets Justin Trudeau and likes what it sees ‘The new Canadian PM is pretty hot! Nice one Canada’

CBC News, “Justin Trudeau — the details of his life, then and now Prime minister-designate will soon return to childhood home at 24 Sussex Drive

BBC News, “Canada election: Liberals sweep to power

Other articles worth reading,

Toronto Star 2015/03/16, “Why I intend to wear a niqab at my citizenship ceremony – Zunera Ishaq, the woman at the centre of a debate over whether the niqab should be allowed at citizenship ceremonies, explains why she wears one, regardless of what Stephen Harper thinks.” by Zunera Ishaq

Calgary Sun 2015/10/15, “Long and challenging road to victory for Calgary MP-elect Kent Hehr

CBC 2015/10/21, “Going deeper into Canada’s 2015 federal election results New voters may have been key component of Liberals’ victory

CBC 2015/10/22, (with video) “Megan Leslie’s emotional goodbye after ‘devastating loss’ Defeated NDP deputy leader discusses the party’s future after losing 51 seats in Parliament

CBC 2015/10/23, “Justin Trudeau won’t move in to 24 Sussex, says Margaret Trudeau Prime minister’s residence needs $10M in renovations, National Capital Commission said in 2008


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