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OAKVILLE, ONT.—Tis the season to be jolly, so maybe, tis also the season for jolly political analysis. With that in mind, instead of exposing cynical politics, I’m focusing today on all the joyful blessings of Canadian democracy. Yes, we enjoy many blessings, especially, um, sorry,  I tried but I just can’t do it; I can’t be seasonally jolly about politics Even at Christmastime, my jaded and cynical nature forces me to call attention to jaded and cynical political

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Trudeau’s trade policy not as altruistic as it seems

By Gerry Nicholls      

Although Trudeau’s comments about 'populism or resurgent nationalism' were likely meant to be a jab at Donald Trump’s protectionist America, the fact is those sentiments could easily thrive in Canada too. And Trudeau knows this.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in a scrum last week on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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