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Trudeau’s popularity supported by fortunate set of circumstances

By Gerry Nicholls      

The opposition parties are basically out of the game, meaning Trudeau can run up and down the court shooting easy layups.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's popularity is being helped by the fact that the Conservatives and NDP are rebuilding, and he compares favourably to U.S. political candidates like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, writes Gerry Nicholls.
The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

OAKVILLE, ONT.—In about two months, the Canadian media world will be awash with stories analyzing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first anniversary in office. But I say, why wait that long when we can already analyze what’s sure to be the most prominent theme in all those yet-to-come Trudeau anniversary news items? And that most prominent theme will be, ta-da—the prime minister’s incredibly growing popularity. Yes, even after (nearly) a year in power, Trudeau is still the apple of

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