A Liberal majority was declared in the 2015 federal election Monday night, as Justin Trudeau’s party went from a distant third in the polls to sweeping Atlantic Canada, much of Quebec, the urban centres of Ontario and even spots in Alberta’s Conservative strongholds.
A Trudeau win at the polls also meant a Trudeau win on Twitter, with #TrudeauMania trending for much of the night.
Some tweets looked back on the leader as a young child in the arms of his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, or the legacy left by the family:
Many played on Trudeau’s reputation as the handsome party leader (for those who don’t know him):
And then there were the mashup memes, drawing on the Internet’s “Hey Girl” slogan typically reserved for Hollywood movie stars:
While most #TrudeauMania tweets seemed positive or at least playful, there were some skeptics:
And finally, calling on the other win for Canada Monday night, this nod to the Blue Jays:
Watch below: The Global News political panel compares Justin Trudeau’s federal election victory to his father’s success, and considers the next chapter in the Trudeau legacy.