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Why it’s time we all stopped idolising Justin Trudeau

Canada's prime minister is adored by liberals around the world—but beneath the charm lies a deeply suspect political record

By Shafi Musaddique  

Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/DPA/PA Images

Humans have long looked for icons, saints and cult heroes, to worship. It continues apace today, in the form of admiration for Justin Trudeau. Adulation and adoration seems to meet Canada’s PM wherever he goes, widely unchallenged from both the public and media alike. Social media posts by well-known publications declare an inability for “hearts to cope.” A quick Google search reveals listicles on why the world has fallen in love with Trudeau. And why not? Sweeping in a gender-neutral cabinet, cutting tax for…

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