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The challenge ahead for Justin Trudeau

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Success is impermanent in Canadian politics, not least because few voters feel strong loyalties to any party.   Beyond any argument, Justin Trudeau’s sweeping election victory was the product of a brilliantly organized campaign and of his own exceptional charisma and charm. To the magnitude of his triumph there is …

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Parliament postponed: What Canada’s new Liberal government could – and couldn’t – tackle without oversight

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Liberal MP Ralph Goodale says a new Liberal government, set to be sworn in next week, probably won’t recall Parliament until January. That’s obviously hypothetical: We won’t know when Parliament sits again until after the new cabinet’s sworn in. But the Liberals are allowed to hold off. Technically they have to call …

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