Canada's new Liberal Prime Minister under pressure to deliver promises

By Money Times

Oct 22, 2015 01:03 AM EDT

Right after defeating his rivals, Canada's new Prime Minister is immediately under heavy pressure to perform and deliver on his promises, especially on climate change, legalizing marijuana, and fighting terrorism.

In a report by Reuters, Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau is under heavy pressure to perform, especially right after he came from behind and overcame his Conservative opponents.

According to Global News, Trudeau's Liberal party was third in the polls less than a month before the elections, when suddenly they surged to the top in regions of the country where Conservatives are most popular in, including Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Ontario.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Trudeau defeated Stephen Harper's Conservative allies by winning a majority on Monday. This gave him the freedom to implement his campaign pledges with little opposition. He got 39.5 percent of the popular vote. The election this year had the most voter turnout since 1993. Trudeau said, "To this country's friends all around the world, many of you have wondered that Canada has lost a compassionate and constructive voice in the world over the past 10 years."

One of his major promises was to withdraw Canada's forces in the fight against the extremist Islamic States. Trudeau said he told US President Barack Obama Tuesday that Canada will recall its troops from the bombing missions, but continue to maintain humanitarian aid and other important trainings. This is something unexpected as the White House earlier expressed its hopes for the new Canadian leader to continue to support its efforts against the militants in Syria and Iraq. Trudeau said Obama understands the commitment he made on ending the combat mission.

Trudeau is 43 years old and is the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He is a father of three. He is telegenic and has a touch of glamour in him. His charisma and promise for change brought him the victory.

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