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News | World Politics | Canada: After Trump’s Tariffs and Insults, Canada Is Relieved at Biden’s Win

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By Catherine Porter 8-10 minutes - Source: NYT Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris both have warm ties to Canada, and are more in line with Canadian views on issues like climate change. Credit...Chris Wattie/Reuters TORONTO — On a snowy evening in December 2016, a month after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada held a rare farewell state dinner for the departing vice president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. It was like a tearful goodbye between two old friends. “We are more like family. That’s the way the vast majority of Americans feel about Canada and Canadians,” Mr. Biden said to a hall packed with politicians in Ottawa. “The friendship between us is absolutely critical to the United States.” He ended with a toast: “Vive le Canada. Because we need you very, very badly.” After four years of surprise tariffs, stinging insults and threats from President Trump, a giddy jub

America's Politics | Canada: Trudeau's Liberal Party projected to win Canada General Elections

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By Mike HayesUpdated 10:30 p.m. ET, October 21, 2019 2minutos - Source: CNN Andrew Scheer, now Canada's Conservative leader , is up against a humbled incumbent: Justin Trudeau and his fading political brand. In a recent Forum Research poll,  Scheer's approval rating comes in at just 27 per cent  with Trudeau still hanging on to an approval rating 12 per cent higher. It's not hard to figure out why. Scheer's message during this campaign was simple and stinging: You can't trust Justin Trudeau. But in earnest, he has also had a hard time convincing voters they can trust him. For one thing, Scheer campaigned as an average Canadian guy. Until it turned out that he is also American. He never told voters he was a dual Canadian and American citizen until just a few weeks ago. He says he is in the process of renouncing his citizenship but still, it's one of the reasons Canadians haven't quite known what to make of this conservative leader.