Quebec's new tennis superstar Leylah Fernandez is taking over the world one tennis match at a time and pretty much everyone has taken notice.
From politicians to professional athletes, everyone is heaping praise on the 19-year-old who has made her way to the U.S. Open final and, along the way, inspired a nation and seemingly, the entire world.
🇨🇦 @leylahfernandez IS A GRAND SLAM FINALIST! https://t.co/hK21AC2M8T
Despite a heated debate on Thursday night, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time to praise Fernandez, claiming that he caught the beginning of the match before joining his fellow party leaders on the debate stage.
We’ve got a Canadian in the #USOpen final! Caught the start of the match before heading to the debate and I just wa… https://t.co/UumKJi826c
While Trudeau was one of the only party leaders to praise Fernandez's accomplishment, plenty of professional athletes ranging from basketball to pro wrestling heaped praise on the young tennis superstar.
The Toronto Raptors, who know what it takes to win a championship, called Fernandez's win "unbelievable."
Fernandez's fellow Canadian tennis stars are undoubtedly following her incredible rise to the top of their sport.
Bianca Andreescu, the highest-ranked Canadian tennis player ever who unfortunately got knocked out of the U.S. Open, offered her congratulations. And a fellow Quebecer who has a chance to get to the U.S. Open final himself, Felix Auger-Aliassime also congratulated his counterpart.
Quelle👏🏽 performance 👏🏽@leylahfernandez 👏🏽 Félicitations pour avoir atteint la FINALE de l'@usopen, on est derrière… https://t.co/t757DvMJwd
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?
Thank you, Canada — for casting your vote, for putting your trust in the Liberal team, for choosing a brighter futu… https://t.co/uE0fm6teJ3
Elections Canada allows members of the media to apply to participate in pools (i.e. a few designated individuals taking pics that can be used more widely) specifically to obtain photos of registered party leaders in their polling stations.
The federal election agency confirmed to Narcity that there's no rule that forbids a party leader's photographer from participating in a pool.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Erin O'Toole both shared photos of themselves casting their votes on Monday.