"Trudeau will return Canada to its traditional approach in foreign affairs, which is characteristic of every single government but Harper's," Robert Bothwell, a professor at the University of Toronto, told The Associated Press. "Canada will go back to multilateralism, back to strong support for the United Nations."
"If you were pro-Liberal [Party], you were for the Union because you were against slavery. But if you were a Conservative [Party supporter], you were pro-South. Slavery wasn't the issue. Conservatives thought it would be better for Canada if the U.S. split into two and was less powerful," explains University of Toronto history professor Robert Bothwell.