What Trudeau Can and Can’t Do With Emergency Powers
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers to quell protests over coronavirus restrictions that have brought gridlock to Canada’s capital and blocked key trade corridors, citing the need to restore public order. It’s the first time a federal government has resorted to such powers in five decades.washingtonpost.com
Trudeau’s Troubled Path to Canada’s Sept. 20 Snap Election
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s campaign for a third term has not gone according to script. The Sept. 20 snap election, Canada’s second in less than two years, was to be an easy victory for him. Instead, it’s turned into a squeaker. Polls suggest Trudeau’s Liberal Party is barely ahead of the Conservatives, having perhaps misjudged the public mood.washingtonpost.com
Most Canadians hope for Trump defeat after insults, attacks
TORONTO, ONT – Donald Trump called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “weak” and “dishonest” and attacked Canada's vital trade. The unprecedented tone of attacks on America’s closest ally the last four years left a bitter taste, and most Canadians will be relieved if Trump is defeated in the election. But just six weeks after it was implemented, Trump announced new tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. The U.S. has more confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any other country, but there is a hope in Canada that Biden administration might better contain the virus. The fact that it’s been accepted almost without a peep so far is in part a measure of just how loathed the Trump administration is,” Bothwell said.
Photo of Justin Trudeau in brownface surfaces amid reelection campaign
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus campaign in national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. Trudeau was dressed as a character from Aladdin.AdvertisementTrudeau, who launched his reelection campaign a week ago, said he should have known better. Im pissed off at myself, Im disappointed in myself, Trudeau told reporters traveling with him on his campaign plane. The Canadian prime minister is but the latest politician to face scrutiny over racially insensitive photos and actions from their younger days. Following the release of the brownface photo, Trudeau said he would talk to his kids in the morning about taking responsibility.latimes.com