PLP Congratulate Trudeau On Election Victory

October 25, 2015

The PLP extended congratulations to Canadian Prime Minister designate Justin Trudeau following his election victory, saying that, “Bermuda and Canada have historically enjoyed a positive relationship and we look forward to the continuation of this.”

“Canada voted in its first new leader in nearly a decade in a general election that handed Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party an absolute majority — and dealt a stunning blow to incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper,” CNN reported.

“Liberal candidates have secured 184 seats — or ‘ridings,’ the Canadian term for federal electoral districts — putting them over the line for forming a majority government. A total of 170 seats are needed for a majority.”

Mr Trudeau — the son of the 15th Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau — is the first child of a previous Prime Minister to hold the post, and will become the second youngest person to be sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada.

“The Progressive Labour Party would like to send warm congratulations to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the recent Canadian Election victory,” the PLP said.

“We send our best wishes as you and your Party begin the work ahead for your country of Canada. Bermuda and Canada have historically enjoyed a positive relationship and we look forward to the continuation of this.”

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  1. In Canada…do you actually swear a person in utilising choice profanity as done in Bermuda ,accetuating either positive or negative asspects of consequence?

  2. Canadian says:

    PLP and Canadian Liberals agree on one thing: weed is good!

    • suspicious says:

      Along with world leading doctors and scientists!!!

    • kangoocar says:

      They agree on two things actually, the other thing is they both have no problem with increasing debt levels!!! I shake my head in disgust with the Canadians, they actually threw out a government that has given them balanced budgets and a good economy for a liberal that straight out said he was going to increase debt and give freebies??? What a country of fools????

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        Sound familiar?

        • kangoocar says:

          Sure does, triangle!!

        • Onion Juice says:

          Obviously you two would take that view being that this Party looks out for the interest of the average working class which includes the NATIVES of Canada.
          They also were instrumental in legislating same sex marriage, Mmmmm.

      • For Real says:

        Sir, I would suggest that you read fully all the details before you spout off whether people are fools or not.

        First off, what Justin said was that he would run deficits and invest in the infrastructure of the country which needs to be renewed. Sounds like a sound investment to me especially when companies are fighting to invest in that stuff also. The deficits would run for 2 or 3 years and then the budget would be balanced.

        For your informaiton, under the Prime Minister, Jean Chretien – Liberals by the way, they balanced the budget and ran surpluses for many years.

        Under most circumstances, I was in agreement with what you wrote. With this, definitely not because you seem to be making a lot of assumptions and not quoting proper information.

        • kangoocar says:

          @for real?? You are nothing short of being an imbecile if you actually believe what you wrote?? The plp also said they were investing in infrastructure??? 8 yrs later, which included giving out freebies, Bermuda is broke and ONCE again Canada will be broke after Trudeau is done!!! You lefties NEVER learn your lessons do you??? I happen to be in London right now, and am witnessing nothing but improvements in their economy now that the Conservatives were allowed to continue their objectives in cleaning up the mess the LIBERAL party left the country in!!! You lefties will never get it will you???

          • For Real says:

            Imbicile! LOL. You ignorance speaks for itself. If the coutry is broke, what concern is it to you? You pay taxes there?

            True capitalism does not even work for the US (they are much more broke than Canada with 18 Trillion and counting as debt)and a true democracy is having people vote on matter that concern them all not letting special interests as happens many times. But then again, I am a leftie because you are omnipotent and know better than everyone!

          • Onion Juice says:

            Good, do us a favor and stay your @$$ out there.

      • Rich says:

        Actually, it was the Liberals that gave Canada balanced budgets from 1995 to 2006. The Conservatives came in and pissed away an inherited surplus with a much maligned GST tax cut which nearly every economist said was bad policy at the time. They proved to be right because when the economic crisis came, the Federal Government had little cushioning to react and had to go into 6 straight years of deficit spending.

        Furthermore, Trudeau never said he would increase debt. What he did say was that he would run 3 years of budget deficits to help finance infrastructure projects by taking advantage of some the lowest interest rates in history to (1) help spur short term employment and (2) build up the country’s infrastructure stock which has been under-financed for a generation.

        • kangoocar says:

          Rich, you are a fool if you believe what you said?? as an outside invester in Canada, I can tell you straight up, you are ignorant!!!!

          • Onion Juice says:

            I think Rich won this argument being that they have (supposingly) valid information compared to your childish, shallow, ignorant tantrum.

            • Zevon says:

              And yet, Canada completely avoided the PLP’s mythical “worldwide recession”.

      • BDA Friend says:

        It’s actually the Liberal government of Paul Martin that proceeded the Harper regime that balanced the books in Canada.

      • Widget says:

        @Kangoocar. Seems bold of you to call all Canadians a bunch of fools to throw a man like Steven Harper out of power. The liberal party have successfully balanced more budgets then any party with the last 42 priministers. However, your opinion is not valid in any way shape or form, you honestly you need to look at the real reason why Haper is gone, they were corrupt and war mongering fools. Why does Canada have to be involved in wars, they need to be left as peace keepers and let the USA fight there own stupid battles. After all, there the super power and God knows Americans are restricted to where they can and cannot travel. Just my opinion, plain and simple. As for the country in a whole. They’ll remain strong and free now that Harper is gone. Note this conversation four years from now when the Canadian economy is healthy and prosperous.

        • kangoocar says:

          @widget, who would you Canadians turn too for help, if you were attacked by another country???? I always laugh when I hear them say the things like you said concerning wars!! When it it comes to the economy I totally agree, I am willing to bet your countries finances and economy will be in the fiscal ditch!! Anyone that states in this worldwide economy that they are going to heavily invest in infrastructure therefore running deficits and increasing debt levels is a fool!!! And your Trudeau was elected on that promise by socialist minded voters looking for the freebies, I hope you enjoy what you voted for???

          • For Real says:

            Where is most of the oil coming from for the USA to make gas and power their economy? Where is most of the lumber coming from to build the houses? What about the natural gas to keep the houses warm at night in the winter? Might want to check on those ;ittle facts. Canada and the USA need each other.

            Simply put, pull out and put your money elsewhere as you have the freedom to do so if you feel the risk has increased significantly. I can assure you that what you sell, someone else will buy because the ecnonmics are still there.

            You like to use the term fools but yet you are happily sitting in the UK. Why don’t you come home to Bermuda (assuming you are from here) and fix everything since you seem to know more than everyone else? Ah yes, because you are sitting in the UK and it is easier to sit there and tell everyone what is wrong versus being in the thick of it. Another armchair critic.

            • kangoocar says:

              You are totally wrong, I am 100% Bermudian that has a very successful business locally, I through hard work can actually vacation in my favorite city when I feel like it and actually enjoy my home here!!! I also have investments in the US and Canada and yes I very attuned to when I should shift money around and sadly Canada I will be watching very closely and at the first sign of what I know is going to happen, my money will be gone from there!!

  3. Navin Johnson says:

    I am sure the new Prime MInister is deeply moved

    • Baltic fury says:

      Agreed. PLP you are great overseas, but in 3 years of opposition i have seen nothing but petty arguments.

      • Coffee says:

        Small potatoes compared to the lies , deceit and subterfuge by the other party . Oh and the humbling experience of the disgraceful resignation of a sitting premier .

        • navin johnson says:

          we had to deceive you

        • Hmmm says:

          Yes I agree about the old other PLP.

        • Zevon says:

          But we can never talk about the resignation of Roban, amd the fact that the other two people involved kept their jobs. Oh no. That was ” different”.
          But we can bring up Cannonier all day long.

          • Smh says:

            Sorry but not a lot of people trust Cannonier, me included

        • Build a Better Bermuda says:

          Small potatoes in comparison to the ‘we had to deceive you’ 14 years that saw freedom of speech disrespected by their highest level, government oversight virtually wiped out and an accounts that is still missing $800m in receipts.

    • I Know it says:

      Yes the Prime Minister may well be moved, and if he doesn’t look too closely he may even be fooled into thinking that this message came from a party of liberals who share the ideals of his party.

      • jt says:

        The PLP don’t really have much in common with the Liberal party.

        • Tippy Caspy says:

          Actually the PLP are more akin to the Canadian NDP (New Democrat Party), which is more of a Socialist Labour party.

        • Zevon says:

          The PLP is a right wing anti-foreigner party. That’s the only thing they believe in these days.

        • Rich says:

          I think to be fair, some elements of the PLP might find themselves at home in the Liberals. The Liberals are centrist, and so they probably hover on the border between the PLP and OBA.

          But more fundamentally, Bermudian politics doesn’t align itself neatly with a left-right dichotomy, so it might be difficult to make any comparisons.

          Having said that if there is a liberal voice in Bermuda, it is most certainly the OBA – both economically and socially (though it could improve on the latter) and I mean classical liberalism as understood in Europe and Canada – not as all-embracing moniker for lefties as in the US.

          • kangoocar says:

            Rich, once again you are wrong!!! At best Harper’s party that just got ousted would be considered centrist!!! You Canadians actually have no clue what real conservatisism is???? I will tell you were to find the real meaning, search Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan politics!!! That will send you in the right direction!!!

        • Widget says:

          KFC just came out with a Conservative Pack. It consists of right wings and a******. Pleasant appetite Mr. Harper!!!!!

      • Rich says:

        I can assure you, the Liberals will be under no such illusion as to any ideological affinity with the PLP

  4. aceboy says:

    I predict that in 5 years the Canadian economy will tank and that as usual the conservatives will be voted back in to fix the fiscal mess.

    • kangoocar says:

      Absolutely correct Aceboy, the same thing happened in the UK, the liberals destroyed the economy and now the Conservatives have repaired it!!! And we still have 48% of Bermudiqns that can’t see that fact??? They would vote plp over and over no matter how much pain it brings them?? You really can’t fix stupid???

      • aceboy says:

        Yep. This thread should be easy to find but I am bookmarking it to ensure I have the “I told you so” at my fingertips in a few years.

        • aceboy says:

          So, hasn’t even been a year and Mr. Trudeau is already showing he is not the man for the job in Canada. The Liberal’s plans of spending until they cannot spend anymore are coming to fruition and it seems people are not so happy about it when the reality starts to set in. Especially when they see where the funds are being spent and who they benefit. Boy did Canada get hoodwinked by this man, much like Bermuda was hoodwinked in 1998.

      • Rich says:

        The last time the Liberals led a Government in the UK was 1910 to 1918.

        • kangoocar says:

          Sorry, I meant to say Labour Party, it is not hard to confuse the two though?? Lol

    • jt says:

      Circle of life.

    • Rich says:

      You mean like how Jean Chretien and Paul Martin (Liberals) had to come in 1993 and fix the tattered economy left by Brian Mulroney (Conservative)?

      When Trudeau the elder handed the reins to Mulroney in 1984, net public debt as a percentage of GDP was 37.5%. By the time Mulroney left office, it ballooned to 62.9%. Around that time, the Economist called Canada an honourary member of the 3rd World.

      From then until 2006, when Harper took over, the Liberals brought that figure down to 34.1%, where it’s hovered since.

      The point is that there is this persistent myth out there that the Liberals are bad for the economy and the Conservatives are good. The number just do not tell that story.

      • For Real says:

        Thanks for pointing that out. I appreciate the knowledge and time you took to pull this together.

        Everyone seems to think that the Liberals ran the economy into the ground. I look forward to Justin either living up to what was stated here or blowing it out of the water.

        Good to see that everyone is given a chance to prove themselves before judgement is passed.

  5. Cow Polly says:

    Prime Minster Trudeau is like “Who?”

    • navin johnson says:

      like who? and where? you can bet he has no idea or concern about being congratulated by the PLP….joke

  6. bluebird says:

    AH a Great leader,he used to be a teacher,with lots of exspirence at everything and never had to find his own paycheck.
    He is a BLOOD SUCKER that has always lived off the Tax-payer.

  7. Rich says:

    The ironic thing about this is that Justin Trudeau’s campaign was notable for how sunny and positive it was. He refused to react in kind to any personal or negative attack on him.

    In contrast to the Conservatives’ nastiness, identity-driven racially insensitive campaigning and ‘power-at-all-costs’ mentality.

  8. Northshore says:

    Blah blah blah!!! Be quiet PLP !!

  9. hottness! says:

    well his wife looks happy.

  10. Widget says:

    @Bluebird, what makes you an authority on Justin Trudeau??? How do you justify such a statement? Hello!!