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Trudeau targeted in English leaders’ debate
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Trudeau targeted in English leaders’ debate

OTTAWA — The only English−language debate to feature all six federal party leaders devolved Monday into crosstalk and mudslinging as the leaders tried to break the impasse in voting intentions that have persisted through three weeks of campaigning. As the incumbent prime minister, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau inevitably bore the brunt of the attacks, with the...

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Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

HALIFAX — A 2001 yearbook photo of a costumed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his face and hands darkened by makeup, detonated Wednesday on the federal campaign trail, instantly tarnishing the Liberal leader’s bona fides as a champion of tolerance and stopping the party’s re-election momentum squarely in its tracks. The jarring black-and-white photo, posted online by Time magazine, originally...

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Liberals pledge $535 million a year for child care outside school hours

WATERLOO, Ont. — As the three main political parties continue courting votes from middle−class families, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with children Monday and promised help for parents who need more child care before and after regular school hours. Trudeau’s campaign announcement that a re−elected Liberal government would create up to 250,000 more spaces for before− and after−school...

Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage
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Scheer says Liberals deflecting from scandals with abortion, same-sex marriage

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer sought Thursday to put a pin in the question of whether his party would reopen debates on abortion or same−sex marriage, blaming the Liberals for trying to aggravate ancient divisions to distract from their own failures. Scheer has long been on the record as opposing both abortion and same−sex marriage personally, and disavowed neither of those...

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G7 leaders reach deal to offer help to fight wildfires in Amazon rainforest

BIARRITZ, France — G7 leaders have come to an agreement to help Brazil fight the raging wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, which have erupted into a global flashpoint over the perils of climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting this year’s gathering of the leaders of the world’s seven largest economies, says the G7 plans...

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Ethics committee to decide whether to dig deeper into SNC-Lavalin report

OTTAWA — Six Liberal MPs will be the ones to decide whether the federal ethics watchdog will speak publicly about his scathing report on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau handled the SNC−Lavalin affair. Conservatives and New Democrats pushed for the emergency meeting of the House of Commons ethics committee to be held Wednesday in Ottawa, where MPs...

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Trudeau repeats non-apology for ‘standing up for jobs’ in SNC-Lavalin affair

FREDERICTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is repeating what’s sure to be his go−to election campaign message on the SNC−Lavalin affair: he’s not about to apologize for what he calls standing up for Canadian jobs, communities and citizens. During an event in Fredericton this morning, Trudeau reiterated that he accepts Wednesday’s damning report from federal...