Etter ni år med konservative Stephen Harper hev canadierne ham ut og stormet i armene på en telegen ung mann, sønn av en annen tv-forførende statsminister, Pierre Trudeau.

Sønnen Justin plukker opp arven etter faren og det er nei til bombing av IS og ja til legalisering av marihuana. Samtidig vil hans regjering kjøre et ti milliarder dollar i året underskudd for å få fart på økonomien. Det høres ut som en free lunch-liberalisme.

Trudeau, who had also promised to withdraw Canada from combat in the coalition fight against Islamic State, said he told U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday that Canada will pull out of the bombing mission but maintain humanitarian aid and training.

The White House had earlier said it hopes the new Canadian government will continue to support the efforts of the U.S.-led coalition to fight Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

«He understands the commitment I’ve made around ending the combat mission,» Trudeau told reporters.

Trudeau, who campaigned on a promise of change, toppled Stephen Harper’s Conservatives on Monday, giving him the freedom to start implementing his campaign pledges largely unimpeded.

He struck a chord with Canadians weary of nine years of Conservative rule. Harper resigned as party leader after the defeat.

The 43-year-old son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau swept to victory with 39.5 percent of the popular vote in an election that saw the highest voter turnout since 1993.

Seieren er verdt å merke seg for den viser at velgerne fortsatt ikke har lært at det ikke er noe som heter en free lunch. De tror på de samme løftene om og om igjen, også i forhold til IS. Canada skal nå bli Canada igjen: Dialogue.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/21/us-canada-election-idUSKCN0SE2DD20151021

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