He said: “The decisions your government makes right now will define the future your kids and grandkids grow up in.
“In this pivotal, consequential moment, who wouldn’t want a say? Who wouldn’t want their chance to help decide where our country goes from here?”
Fast forward to a little less than a month later, and the dawning horizon for the 49-year-old leader looks completely different.
At the time of the election being called, Canada was revelling in having some of the highest vaccination rates in the world, but there were other issues at play that have led to a downturn in popularity for candidate Trudeau.