CANADA: Trudeau's Triumphant Comeback

A bumbling image and an austerity budget beat Joe Clark

"Well," declared Pierre Elliott Trudeau, "welcome to the 1980s." As supporters cheered his triumph in Canada's national elections last week, a moist-eyed Trudeau stood on the podium in the same ballroom of Ottawa's Château Laurier hotel where he had conceded defeat last May after eleven years as Prime Minister. A mere three months ago, he had announced his impending retirement from public life, acknowledging that he was no longer the leader to rebuild his shattered party or shape its solutions to the problems confronting...

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