Sep 20, 2021
Justin Trudeau Victory Speech Transcript After Federal Election Win
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a victory speech after winning the election on September 20, 2021. Read the transcript of his speech remarks here.
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Speaker 1: (02:40)
Montreal, for the third time Canadians have spoken. [French 00:02:46] Please welcome your leader, the Prime Minister of Canada [French 00:02:56] Justin Trudeau!
Justin Trudeau: (03:19)
[French 00:03:19] Thank you all. You are sending us back to work with a clear mandate to get Canada through this pandemic and to the brighter days ahead. My friends, that’s exactly what we are ready to do. There are still votes to be counted, but what we’ve seen tonight is that millions of Canadians have chosen a progressive plan. Some have talked about division, but that’s not what I see. That’s not what I’ve seen these past weeks across the country. I see Canadians standing together. Together in your determination to end this pandemic. Together for real climate action, for $10 a day childcare, for homes that are in reach for middle-class families. For our shared journey on the path of reconciliation. As Canadians you’ve elected parliamentarians to deliver on all this and our team, our government, is ready. [French 00:04:42].
Justin Trudeau: (05:21)
I hear you when you say that you just want to get back to the things you love, not worry about this pandemic or about an election. That you just want to know that your members of parliament of all stripes will have your back through this crisis and beyond. The moment we face demands real important change, and you have given this parliament and this government clear direction. [French 00:05:54].
Justin Trudeau: (07:02)
To the leaders of the other parties and their families, thank you for being part of this important moment. Political life isn’t easy. This is the path you choose because you believe in serving those around you. Thank you for your service. To the Elections Canada staff and volunteers who signed up to be part of this democratic process and who will be working around the clock to count votes and tally results, thank you. This election has confirmed that our democracy and our institutions remain strong.
Justin Trudeau: (07:54)
And to my fellow Canadians, there is no greater honor than serving you and serving this country. If you voted for our party, thank you. Thank you for putting your trust in our team to keep moving forward for everyone. And if you did not vote for us, I want you to know that we will stand up for you and work for you every single day. Because no matter how you voted, just like no matter where you come from, what language you speak, the color of your skin, the way you pray I hear you. I hear you when you say that we can only move forward if no one is left behind. Our shared future is built vote by vote, door by door and, above, all person by person. That’s something I learned when I first ran in Papineau 12 years ago. [French 00:09:12]
Justin Trudeau: (09:13)
A lot of people who’ve worked hard, very hard, to get here tonight. First off, my fellow Liberals, my friends, congratulations. Whether you’re a candidate, staff or volunteer, I know there’ve been a lot of late nights and early mornings. There’ve been tough days, but together we’ve done something incredible. [French 00:10:02]
Justin Trudeau: (10:08)
I want to thank as always my mum, who’s here tonight, who started going through election nights like this when she was a little girl, when my grandfather was running for parliament in Vancouver North. But thank you mum, for always being there. Thank you. [French 00:10:42]
Justin Trudeau: (11:47)
We’ve all worked so hard over the last few weeks and over the last few years and we have come so far. My friends, tonight I think of something Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier said as his generation was at the dawn of a new century. He said, “Let them look to the past, but let them still more look to the future.” Let us not forget the past and the dark days we have come through together, but let us still more look to the future and all that is still to come and all that we have still to build together. Let us feel the warmth of a new dawn and above all, let us seize the promise of a brand new day. [French 00:12:38] Thank you my friends. [French 00:12:46] [crosstalk 00:13:42]