I spent yesterday evening watching the Canadian election returns, hoping that the fool Justin Trudeau might be turned out of office. Alas, it was not to be. While the Liberals lost their governing majority (a governing majority requires at least 170 seats), they finished with a plurality of seats (157), followed by the Conservatives (121), the Bloc Québécois (32), the New Democratic Party (24), the Green Party (3), and one independent.
The upstart People’s Party of Canada (PPC), founded by former Conservative foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier, failed to win a single seat. Bernier himself lost his seat for the riding of Beauce in Quebec.
Trudeau will continue as Prime Minister, but with only a minority government. Minority governments in parliamentary systems tend to be short-lived, so perhaps he’ll be shown the door sooner rather than later.
Since I can’t stand to post a picture of Trudeau’s smarmy mug, here’s an Ottawa RedBlacks cheerleader pic instead.