Pugnacious Trudeau Steps Out of Father's Shadow and Into Power

October 20, 2015 10:01 AM

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Pugnacious Trudeau Steps Out of Father's Shadow and Into Power

As a young man, Justin Trudeau continually sought respite from his father’s long shadow. He debated in university as Jason Tremblay, boxed as Justin St. Clair and eventually settled on Canada’s west coast -- as far in Canada as he could get from being Pierre Trudeau’s eldest and still be close to great skiing.

Now 43, he has come full circle, reviving a moribund Liberal Party to a solid majority amid a new wave of the Trudeaumania that swept his father to power in 1968. In ousting Stephen Harper Monday, he becomes the country’s first inter-generational prime minister and gets to move back into his childho...

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