Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau is doing something outgoing leader Stephen Harper went out of his way to avoid: answering questions from journalists.
Trudeau held his first news conference at the National Press Gallery in Ottawa on Tuesday.
He was asked about governing such a diverse country.
“I think it’s time we had a Parliament that actually reflects the choice that Canadians made and who they want to be their voices. And I pledge to demonstrate the kind of government that actually does understand that as being one of the great strengths of our country, and our democratic system.”
Trudeau has received a call of congratulations from U.S. President Barack Obama.
The newly elected PM has promised to pull out of the air war against ISIS, and says Obama understands the commitments he has made.
He would not answer directly when asked when the Canadian planes would be coming home.
Regarding missing and murdered indigenous women, Trudeau says his government will move quickly on a national public inquiry.
He says he will name his new cabinet Nov. 4