Preliminary results showed Trudeau winning roughly 50 per cent of the vote in a riding he has held since 2008.
Meanwhile, the Liberals are projected to win the most seats in Canada’s 43rd federal election, but will return to the House of Commons with a smaller numbers of MPs, just short of a majority.
Trudeau campaigned on a promise to improve the lives of the middle class with several key pledges, including a tax cut to make the first $15,000 of income tax-free, a promise to make maternity and parental employment insurance benefits tax-free at source, and promises to expand the Canada child benefit (CBB).
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The Liberals are also proposing a new tax on luxury items, eliminating tax breaks for high-income earners and increasing taxes for large companies.
Trudeau’s campaign was shaken after photos and a video emerged, showing the Liberal leader in brownface and blackface.
Trudeau’s government was also dogged by the SNC-Lavalin affair prior to the election over allegations he had pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to drop the criminal prosecution of Quebec engineering giant over fraud and bribery charges.
In August, Canada’s ethics watchdog said Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act.
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