What Trudeau’s Election Teaches Us About Canada

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Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau speaks in Montreal on October 20, after winning the general elections.

 

 

Three things you can expect now that Canada has elected its own President Obama.

On Monday, Canadians went to the polls to elect their next prime minister. It was the highest turnout in more than two decades. More than 68 percent of potential voters cast a ballot.

The result was emphatic. Charismatic Liberal leader Justin Trudeau—who promised Canada “sunny ways” and “change”—won a stunning victory.

But what does this mean in practical terms for Canada?

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Canada to withdraw fighter jets from Iraq and Syria

Canada may have just elected its most dangerous prime minister.

 

New PM Justin Trudeau tells Barack Obama his nation will no longer provide jets for the fight against Islamic State

Canada’s prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he told US President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

But he gave no timeline.

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