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Canadian leaders were all over each other in election speeches

When it came to addressing the nation, Trudeau's re-election speech didn't kick off in especially smooth fashion, as he began speaking almost immediately after Conservative leader Andrew Scheer took the stage for his own speech.

Scheer, as is tradition, had allowed the leader to go on before him — the NDP's Jagmeet Singh — to speak for some time before he came out. However, he interrupted soon after.

Trudeau showed no such respect either, which many dubbed inappropriate, and it meant that all three leaders were speaking on television at the same time, leaving viewers confused.

Political observers may be used to crosstalk during leader's debates, but last night's situation was truly unusual.

Scheer's staff were upset that the Prime Minister bucked tradition and cut off their leader.

One viewer pointed out that Scheer didn't wait for Singh to finish either.

Trudeau will have to be more patient with colleagues in other parties from now on, as he will need their votes for his minority government to survive.

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