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U of T political scientist contextualizes Trudeau's pragmatic takeover

University of Toronto political scientist Peter Loewen was called upon to help make sense of Canada's new Liberal government for the New York Times. Following the party's sweeping Monday night victory, the newspaper explained how Justin Trudeau's course would mark a departure from Canada's partisan, Conservative decade under the leadership of Stephen Harper. According to Loewen, “it is unlikely that the Conservatives will be able to spoil the general good will at least in the short term.”

He added: “I suspect when Stephen Harper sat down in the prime minister’s office for the first time, he didn’t blink. It’s clear now that we underestimate Justin Trudeau at our peril.”

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Source: New York Times.

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