Now, I have just spoken with Prime Minister Trudeau to congratulate him on winning the most seats. And my message tonight is that the strength of our democracy is not only measured by the ballots we cast but also by how we move forward after they’re counted. Now, there are still a number of really close races so we don’t know for sure how many more Conservatives Canadians will send to Ottawa tonight. But what we do know is that after the 2015 election, when Justin Trudeau looked unstoppable, when all the pundits and experts said it was the beginning of another Trudeau dynasty, that he would have eight or even twelve years in power. But tonight, Conservatives have put Justin Trudeau on notice. And Mr. Trudeau, when your government falls, Conservatives will be ready and we will win. We have picked up seats in support in almost every region of the country, and at the time I walked onto the stage,
we are leading the popular vote, ladies and gentlemen. More Canadians wanted us to win this election than any other party. And remember 2004, Stephen Harper’s first election. He erased Paul Martin’s majority and then went on to lead a Conservative government that lasted for nearly ten years. This is how it starts, this is how it starts. This is the first step, and now we are heading back to Ottawa with a much bigger team, with more support from coast-to-coast and with an endorsement from the Canadian people that we are the government in waiting. Canadians are relying on us and when the time comes, and who knows when that will be,
Canadians will need us to replace the Trudeau Liberals with a Conservative government that unites the country, celebrates our freedoms, honor its
commitments and serves to help every Canadian get ahead. Thank you so much for all the support you’ve given me, thank you so much for all your hard work. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your commitment to this party and the ideals that we stand for. Merci beaucoup.