Elections Canada reported preliminary results on its website, giving the Conservatives 164 seats, which will mean a fixed four-year term of uninterrupted government for Harper.
\”It\’s stunning. We\’re elated,\” Conservative Jason Kenney said in an interview with CBC. \”We\’ll be a government for all Canadians.\”
Former colleagues of Harper say his long-term goals are to kill the image of the Liberals, the party of Jean Chrétien, Lester Pearson and Pierre Trudeau, as the natural party of government in Canada, and to redefine what it means to be Canadian.
Harper took a major step toward that on Monday night as the Liberals dropped to 35 seats from 77, according to the preliminary results.