Oct 20th Imagined: Canadian Musicians React to Justin Trudeau's Liberal Victory

Oct 20th Imagined: Canadian Musicians React to Justin Trudeau's Liberal Victory
Tonight's (October 19) election results signalled a big change for Canada, with Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party defeating the Stephen Harper-led Conservatives to form a majority government.

It was a memorable few months, with the longest federal election campaign in the country's history finding the arts community quite vocal on its positions, whether on Twitter or via the grassroots concerts and social media branding of #ImagineOct20th.

Earlier today, we collected a number of last-minute calls for Canadians to hit the polls. With the election season now over, Exclaim! is looking back at the campaign by gathering a handful of post-election reactions from our country's music-makers.

Many were overwhelmed by the Liberal wave that swept from Atlantic Canada all the way to BC, and welcomed Stephen Harper's exit from Ottawa.
 

For many, #ImagineOct20th came true.

Some balanced their joy with the outcome of the election with that of the 11-8 Blue Jays win against the Kansas City Royals.

And some tweeted about the prospect of extending the Trudeau legacy.
 

Others were hopeful for the sweeping changes a Liberal majority could bring, while likewise lamenting the loss of several dozen NDP seats across the country.
 

And, uh, we think Owen Pallett voted for the 6 God, but maybe he just gave the "Hotline Bling" video a like on Facebook.