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Terror Suspect Took Selfie With Trudeau

'A guy like this should not have been able to get so close'

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau has posed for countless selfies in the 11 months since he became Canada's prime minister—including one with a man security experts say shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near him. A man who appears in a selfie with Trudeau taken in Montreal last December is being... More »

In Final Concert, a Nation Bids Adieu to Dying Singer

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie has fast-moving brain tumor

(Newser) - The rock concert started with flag-waving fans breaking into a national anthem, "O Canada." The impromptu tribute by an emotional sold-out crowd that included Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began what was expected to be the final performance by the group known as Canada's Band and its lead... More »

Militants Behead 2nd Canadian Hostage

Captors in the Philippines demanded huge ransom

(Newser) - Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after demands for a large ransom were not met. The hostage, Robert Hall, was abducted from a marina last September along with another Canadian, a Norwegian, and a... More »

How Wild Did It Get in Ottawa? Justin Trudeau Elbowed a Woman

It was a bruising day

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau offered "unreserved" apologies Wednesday after jostling lawmakers from both of Canada's main opposition parties during a raucous day in Ottawa. The Liberal prime minister, apparently annoyed by a delay in voting on an assisted-suicide bill, was seen striding across the Parliament floor to grab the arm... More »

Canada PM's Wife Sparks Outrage by Saying She Needs 'Help'

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau wants her own 'team'

(Newser) - Political gloves are off in Canada after the prime minister's wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, said she needs "a team" to help her "serve the people," reports MSN.com . In a French-language interview , the 41-year-old described her difficulty answering charity requests from her dining-room table while... More »

Go Ahead, Ask Justin Trudeau About Quantum Computing

Canadian PM takes joke question, answers like a boss

(Newser) - It was a joke of a question—"Morning, sir, I was going to ask you to explain quantum computing, but...."—but Canadian PM Justin Trudeau not only took the question, he knocked it out of the park on Friday, giving a concise, enthusiastic, and impromptu lesson on... More »

Press Swoons for Obama-Trudeau 'Bromance'

First Canadian state visit in 19 years goes swimmingly

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's state visit to Washington went so smoothly that social media and even the press seem agreed that a "bromance" has bloomed. In the first such visit since Jean Chretien dined with Bill Clinton at the White House in 1997, Trudeau and President Obama... More »

Canada PM Greets 1st Planeload of Refugees

Trudeau has promised to resettle 25,000 in coming months

(Newser) - The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday, where they were greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is pushing forward with his pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February. The arrival of the military flight carrying 163 refugees comes... More »

Here's Why Canada PM Made Half His Cabinet Women

Everyone say it with Justin Trudeau: 'Because it’s 2015'

(Newser) - In 1969, Judy LaMarsh, only the second woman to ever serve in Canada's Cabinet, brought up her status as a political anomaly. "Visitors in the Commons' gallery … made no effort to disguise the fact that they regarded me as a curiosity and stared whenever I could be... More »

Canada to Stop ISIS Strikes

Trudeau tells Obama he's keeping campaign promise

(Newser) - Canada's new leader had some bad news for President Obama in their first conversation since his stunning election win on Monday. Justin Trudeau told Obama that he plans to follow through on his campaign promise and end Canada's role in the airstrike campaign against ISIS in Iraq and... More »

Canada Elects Young New PM in 'Stunning' Upset

Justin Trudeau ousts Stephen Harper

(Newser) - Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government Monday, returning a legendary name for Liberals, Trudeau, to the prime minister's office and resoundingly ending Stephen Harper's near-decade in office. Justin Trudeau, the 43-year-old son of late prime minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada's new prime minister after... More »

Nixon Predicted Trudeau's Rise 43 Years Ago

He toasted Canada's new PM as an infant

(Newser) - Richard Nixon predicted the result of Monday's Canadian election 43 years in advance with accuracy that would be spooky if he hadn't been talking about the prime minister's baby son. "I'd like to toast the future prime minister of Canada: to Justin Pierre Trudeau,"... More »

One of These Men Will Lead Canada. What's at Stake

Stephen Harper, Justin Trudeau face off

(Newser) - It's a big day in Canada. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces a tough re-election battle against frontrunner Justin Trudeau. Here's a guide to Monday's election:
  • What's at stake: Harper is seeking a rare fourth term in the hopes of safeguarding his goal of shattering Canada'
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