Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party won the Canadian Prime Minister’s office and parliament in a sweeping victory on Monday. The following morning, Trudeau went into a Montreal subway station and shook hands with Canadian citizens in a show of gratitude for their support.

This kind of class is missing from American politics.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced