October 20, 2015 1:25 pm
Updated: October 23, 2015 2:55 pm

Trudeau shakes hands with Montrealers at metro station hours after winning election

Canada's prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau gets out among the people at a metro station in Montreal as he shook hands and took selfies with morning commuters.

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Less than twelve hours after being declared the country’s next prime minister, Justin Trudeau was shaking hands with voters at a Montreal metro station.

A seemingly humble Trudeau walked from his campaign bus into the station and stood by the escalators, shaking hands with voters as they started their day.

Without the overbearing security detail and trailed by just a handful of photographers, Trudeau posed for photos and even accepted a few hugs from people offering their congratulations.

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The informal, public event was Trudeau’s first since he was declared prime minister-designate, leading the Liberal party to 184 seats.

He won his riding of Papineau and the Liberals won 39 other ridings in the province. Gilles Duceppe lost his Quebec riding, and Tom Mulcair won his Montreal riding of Outremont. Stephen Harper too won his riding in Calgary but was the lone leader to say he would step down following the election.

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