Harper battles Liberal icon’s son in Canadian elections

October 20, 2015 12:29 AM

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TORONTO — The Liberal Party of Justin Trudeau took an early lead in Canadian elections Monday that pitted the son of one of Canada’s most famous politicians against Stephen Harper, the Conservative politician who has led the country for almost a decade.

Canada has shifted to the center-right under Harper, who has lowered sales and corporate taxes, avoided climate change legislation and clashed with the Obama administration over the Keystone XL pipeline. But after nearly 10 years in power, he has trailed in opinion polls behind Liberal leader Justin...

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