Canada’s Trudeau Avoids Poking U.S. “Grizzly Bear”

By David Ljunggren and Rod Nickel  February, 2017 OTTAWA/WINNIPEG (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a low key approach to dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump, seeking to avoid clashes while indirectly signalling the two leaders’ differences to a

Canada’s dark time might be closer than you think

TOM REGAN: SUMMONING ORENDA November 19, 2016 After the election of 2015, Canadians probably thought they were safe from the kind of racism and bigotry that has gripped the United States after the election of Donald Trump. After all, the Stephen Harper-led

Justin Trudeau inherits an international freeloader

JONATHAN MANTHORPE: International Affairs  October, 2015 It was easy for prime minister designate Justin Trudeau to tell the world that Canada “is back” as an eager and reliable partner, but it will take a large and consistent investment in time, effort and money to

Justin Trudeau’s speech to his kids

PENNEY KOME: OVER EASY October, 2015 “Dear kids, we are starting on a new adventure together,” newly-elected Justin Trudeau said from the giant overhead TV screen. I was standing in Liberal candidate Matt Grant’s post-election party when Trudeau’s acceptance speech appeared on

Trudeau topples Harper in stunning Canadian election

By Randall Palmer and Rod Nickel October 19, 2015 MONTREAL/CALGARY (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives with a promise of change and returning