CANADA: Tight Corner for Trudeau

The Prime Minister fights for his political life

In the wary phrase of a political rival, Pierre Elliott Trudeau embodies the attributes of "a philosopher and John Wayne." That dynamic combination has helped Canada's Prime Minister fight his way out of tight corners before, and after eleven years in power, Trudeau has held office longer than any other Western head of government. Last week he was embroiled in the toughest fight of his career as Canada embarked on a federal election campaign that Trudeau described as "the most vital in my lifetime." On...

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