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Trudeau embraces globalism, allaying fears

By Sheila Copps      

Canada has embraced globalism. As Trudeau said, 'we are Canadians and we’re here to help.' Canada’s vision may be the exception that makes the rule. The American electoral outcome will surely tell the tale. Exploiting fears could be the most effective path to power.

Allaying fears, not exploiting them is a hallmark of the Justin Trudeau leadership style, writes Sheila Copps. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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OTTAWA—Allaying fears, not exploiting them is a hallmark of the Justin Trudeau leadership style. It is also a message that plays well to the majority of Canadians. The notion that we are Canadian and we’re here to help is simple, yet compelling. It is how most political activists like to see themselves. From the Liberals to the New Democrats, with a strong smattering of progressive conservatives in the mix, Canadians believe in the ideal of a universal interconnection

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