Be the most informed person in the room with Newsy's free e-newsletter

View our privacy policy:
Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla

Justin Trudeau Elected Canada's Newest Prime Minister

Liberal candidate Justin Trudeau toppled Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives to win Canada's election late Monday night.

By Ryan Biek | October 20, 2015

For the first time in nearly a decade, Canada has voted in a new leader.

Liberal candidate Justin Trudeau was elected prime minister late Monday night, overcoming criticism that, at 43 years old, he was too young to take office. (Video via CTV)

His late father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, also held the position as Canadian prime minister. Justin's win establishes, as CTV calls it, "Canada's first political family dynasty." (Video via Liberal Party of Canada)

Article Continues Below

Because Canada does not have term limits, the conservative incumbent prime minister Stephen Harper held office since 2006. 

Trudeau's Liberal party also won a surprise majority, taking 184 of the 338 seats in parliament. The party was in third place in the Canadian House of Commons before the election. (Video via Liberal Party of Canada)

This video includes images from Getty Images.

Want to see more stories like this?
Like Newsy on Facebook for More Elections Coverage