Welp, the Canadian election results are in, and incumbent Conservative Prime Minister and Nightmare Human Stephen Harper is out on his arse! Woot!
Canada's Liberal Party has decisively won a general election, ending nearly a decade of Conservative rule.Expect more!
The centrist Liberals, led by Justin Trudeau, started the campaign in third place but in a stunning turnaround now command a majority.
Mr Trudeau, the 43-year-old son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, said Canadians had voted for real change.
Incumbent Conservative PM Stephen Harper accepted defeat and his party said he will step down as leader.
...Addressing his jubilant supporters shortly afterwards, Mr Trudeau said that Canadians "sent a clear message tonight - it's time for a change".
"We beat fear with hope, we beat cynicism with hard work. Most of all we defeated the idea that Canadians should be satisfied with less.
Now it's up to Trudeau and his party to deliver on those expectations. Harper and his pals set such rock bottom expectations, it won't be tough to be better than last week's rubbish, but I hope on behalf of Canadian progressives the Liberal Party doesn't just settle for "better," but instead reaches for great.