|Justin Trudeau, the new Prime Minister of Canada.|
Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives with a promise of change and returning a touch of glamor, youth and charisma to Ottawa.
Canada's major television networks projected a majority for the Liberals, a turn in political fortunes that smashed the record for the number of seats gained from one election to the next. The Liberals had been a distant third place party in Parliament before this election.
The projected win ends the Conservatives' nine-year run in power and reflected a political shift away from Harper's brand of fiscal and cultural conservatism.
Trudeau, 43, the photogenic son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, pledged to run a C$10 billion annual budget deficit for three years to invest in infrastructure and help stimulate Canada's anemic economic growth.
Look at that ladies! Not only is this Trudeau guy too pretty for politics, but he is actually going to invest money in infrastructure and reinvigorate his country's economy.
I think I might have a straight guy crush on him.
Now much of the reason that I chose to post about Canada's election, was so that I could also share this video of John Oliver breaking a Canadian law to beg Canadians to kick Stephen Harper out of office.
Not only is it hysterical but it also features the great Mike Meyers.
P.S. By the way I've been to "Who Gives a Shit" Alaska and I would tell you all about it, but seriously, who gives a shit?