With a deadline for divorce looming, this foreign leader decided an election now is probably better than one after the divorce.

Justin Trudeau

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Trudeau Off to Rocky Start in Canada’s Snap Election Campaign

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stumbled out of the blocks in the first week of Canada’s snap election campaign, with polls showing the race tightening and prospects for a majority weakening.

While most surveys still give his Liberals a small edge over the main opposition Conservative Party, the advantage has fallen to within the margin of error and one poll even shows the Tories ahead.

Trudeau called the election for Sept. 20 on the premise he needed a mandate to “finish” the job of tackling the Covid-19 crisis and plan for the post-pandemic recovery. Instead, the prime minister has been harangued over what the opposition says is an unnecessary campaign, at a time when the country is being hit by a fourth wave of the virus.

He’s facing criticism over a slow response to evacuating Canada’s interpreters and other support staff out of Afghanistan. And his campaign was sideswiped by an inflation report last week that showed consumer prices increasing at the fastest pace in a decade. – Source

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