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TORONTO—Photo credit: Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford, seen together in happier times. That’s what newspaper editors always write when publishing a photo of a couple who has just announced their divorce, expressed their profound sadness, and requested privacy for their family. “In happier times.” Justin and Doug briefly had a happier time together, too, although it seems to have happened long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. But it happened, just the same. June 2018: Donald

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Trudeau and Ford may be political enemies, but they need each other

By Warren Kinsella      

The Trudeau Party is covertly grateful for Doug Ford: he is (and will be) useful in Liberal fundraising, recruitment and electioneering. And Trudeau’s disdain for Ford is deep, and longstanding.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured July 5, 2018, meeting Ontario Premier Doug Ford in Toronto. Justin and Doug briefly had a happier time together, too, although it seems to have happened long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away. But it happened, just the same. PMO photograph courtesy of Adam Scotti
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