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The challenge ahead for Justin Trudeau


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


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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