- Newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Montreal this morning, thanking commuters in the Montreal metro.
- Canada voted yesterday to elect a Liberal minority government, meaning Trudeau will remain PM.
- Check out the videos below of his warm welcome!
Newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made Montreal one of his first stops after winning a minority government for the Liberals yesterday in Canada's 43rd federal election.
The PM won his seat in the Montreal district of Papineau and in true Montreal style, he stopped by the metro station Jarry this morning to shake hands and thank voters who helped to re-elect him yesterday.
The Liberals had a hard fight that was fought until the bitter end, unlike the landslide win they enjoyed in 2015.
This year, voters, especially those who may have been voting for the first time, had serious demands when it came to climate change and affordable housing. Trudeau was also competing with a Conservative campaign that spoke directly to the fears of voters in western Canada who see their livelihood threatened by the talk of moving away from fossil fuels.
Nonetheless, Trudeau has since promised Canadians that no matter who they voted for, he is ready to work for everyone. And with a minority government, there is no question he will have to work with everyone, including other parties, in order to get things done in the House of Commons.
Our video team was on the scene as Trudeau arrived at Jarry metro station this morning to greet commuters in his home riding of Papineau, which he secured for another term yesterday.
Crowds quickly formed and you can hear some pretty excited reactions from metro riders who were likely not expecting the Prime Minister of Canada to show up while they were on their way to work or school this morning.
Trudeau was all smiles and grateful handshakes this morning has he greeted commuters who were about to hop on the metro at Jarry station.
How many people do you think were late this morning because they couldn't help but stop and take a selfie?
The PM reportedly spent nearly an hour with Montreal commuters between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., saying thanks and posing for photos.
Trudeau made a point of stopping by Jarry metro on Sunday, October 20, the day before the election as well.
Clearly, this is a man who knows how important his riding is to his success, and takes stopping by that station seriously as part of his success.