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A crisis defining leadership around the world

By Les Whittington      

The economic and social repercussions of this historic struggle will likely be felt for years. But in Canada, as elsewhere, the legacy of leaders at all levels will be shaped by their ability to rise to this event.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and U.S. President Donald Trump will all find their leadership tested in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, No. 10 Downing Street photograph courtesy of Andrew Parsons, and White House photograph courtesy of D. Myles Cullen

OTTAWA—Given U.S. President Donald Trump’s seemingly congenital inability to confront the potential size of the coronavirus catastrophe, it’s been left to U.S. governors and mayors to take decisive action in hopes of slowing the spread of the pandemic among Americans.

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