Trudeau marked his first major step in 2019 election, last week

Justin Trudeau now knows who his major competitor will be: Andrew Scheer, the new leader of the Conservative Party, a party that has recently been within striking distance of the Liberals in public opinion polls even without a permanent leader. And has been well ahead in fundraising of late. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former U.S. president Barack Obama had dinner at the Liverpool House in Montreal on June 6. PMO photograph courtesy of Adam Scotti

By ANDREW CARDOZO

PUBLISHED : Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 AM

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