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Trudeau gambles his promise, his progress, our planet 

By Susan Riley      

Justin Trudeau not only imperils his re-election chances in 2019, he risks squandering the small, progressive steps his government has taken over the last few years: reform of the criminal justice system, the beginning of practical remedies for struggling Indigenous communities, artful handling of the difficult trade file, the push for gender parity, and almost-forgotten efforts to shore up the Canadian Pension Plan and reform the Child Benefit.

Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr and Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured on May 29 at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa where they announced the government would be spending $4.5-billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
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