If you don't like Trudeau but happen to be a huge Habs fan (you're in Montreal, so that's a given) then you may have a new reason to take more of a liking to Canada's Prime Minister.
Get this: Trudeau is related to Max Pacioretty, the beloved captain of the Montreal Canadiens.
According to Stephen White, a genealogist from the University of Moncton who spoke to CBC, Pacioretty and Trudeau are ninth cousins, with their distant relation dating back to the 1700s.
Way back in the day, there were two brothers, Francois and Jean-Baptiste Savoie, who after brief stints in the Maritimes, and then the United States, the two made their home in Quebec City in 1756 and 1757.
At some point, the brothers married and had some babies. Jean-Baptiste Savoie is supposedly the forefather of Pacioretty, while Trudeau's ancestors are descendants of François Savoie's wife, Margaret Thibodeau.
There is definitely some room for error in this genealogical link, but we're going to go ahead and take it as truth, if only for the fact that it's just plain cool to have a Prime Minister who is sorta-family with the captain of the Habs.
Quebec students would've also favoured the Liberals and helped them win a minority government — though a much slimmer one — if they were able to vote, according to Student Vote Canada.
If students were able to cast ballots in the federal election, the Liberals would have won 116 seats nationally, forming a minority government. The official opposition would be the New Democratic Party (NDP), with 106 seats.
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While the Liberals would have won the election, they would've lost the popular vote to the NDP.
In Quebec, the Liberals would've won 38 seats, with the Bloc Québécois in second place at 20. The NDP was much worse off in Quebec, winning only 9 seats.
The Student Vote is an educational program that runs at the same time as the official election with the goal of teaching young people how to participate in the electoral process. The students get to cast a ballot exactly like the real thing and the votes are then counted.
More than 700,000 students from across Canada participated in this election's Student Vote.
Now that the dust has settled on the 2021 Federal Election, many of us living in Quebec might be wondering what the point of all this was. But no election is without some kind of meaning, especially for voters.
So, what did this election mean for the people of Quebec and what does a Liberal minority mean for the province?
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But it was one many Canadians were probably wondering... "When is the beard coming back?"
If you were a fan of the beard, we've got some bad news. The prime minister responded "hopefully never," so we'll likely be seeing a clean shaved Trudeau during his next four years in office.
This isn't the first time Trudeau's looks have been brought up before either — there's been everything from a viral video of Trudeau stroking his luscious locks taking over the internet to us all noticing how badly he needed a haircut when hairdressers were forced to close during the pandemic.