Andrew Cohen

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The story of the general election in Canada that catapulted the Liberal Party back into power after its near-death decade in exile is the unlikely story of Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Prime Minister-elect.

The charismatic son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the iconic leader of Canada from 1968 to 1984, Justin Trudeau spent his first 12 years at 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the Prime Minister. He taught mathematics and English before entering politics and was elected to parliament from Montreal in 2008. Like his father, he skis, boxes and canoes.

Now 43, the same age John F. Kennedy became president, he is Canada’s second-youngest prime minister.…  Seguir leyendo »

It was a surprise, even for a journalist, to be driving down Wellington Street, the city’s ceremonial thoroughfare, and to find myself swept into the chaotic aftermath of a disaster. I was rushing to a television studio at mid-morning and passing by the National War Memorial, just minutes after the shooting. A solider was down.

Police were closing streets, stopping traffic, barking orders, brandishing machine guns, fingers on triggers. They soon imposed a lockdown, lasting until mid-afternoon. It is from that confinement that I began writing this.
This is not supposed to happen in Canada — much less Ottawa, its sleepy, self-absorbed capital.…  Seguir leyendo »