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'We're Just Waiting For Justin'

Despite being the first-born of a famous and charismatic prime minister, Justin Trudeau, for most of his 20s, seemed a highly unlikely candidate to follow in his father's footsteps. He moved to Vanco...
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Sunday Roundup: A Week for Redemption and Rebirth

I am writing this while gazing out upon a farmer's field that has just had 1,500 baby red pines planted upon it. You have to squint to notice that the rows of little green tufts are anything other than early weeds taking advantage of the spring sun. I think the tiny trees, however, are a fitting symbol for our mutual Christian and Jewish holidays, celebrating -- indeed embodying -- the renewal of God's earth and spiritual rebirth. Meanwhile, a resurrection of another kind was taking place in Ottawa -- Trudeaumania 2.0. With Justin Trudeau's definitive smackdown of Senator Patrick Brazeau in last Saturday's charity boxing match, it was as if the national media decided to read a lot into Trudeau's third-round win. As in: Were they thinking now that the young Trudeau -- and the Liberal party -- might rise on the third day also?

The Resurrection of Trudeau (Mania)

Well, the Thrilla on the Hilla may be over, but in the eyes of Canada's journalists, the real game's just getting started. The objective? Cobble together the most compelling narrative to explain why Justin Trudeau's unexpected smackdown of Patrick Brazeau actually represents something.
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Watching the Watchdog: Sun TV's Right vs. Left Jabs on Brazeau/Trudeau Fight

But apart from some perfunctory, conventional stuff in the daytime, Sun T.V. doesn't do news. Instead, it does reality TV and the scripted plot is -- only far right-wing politics can save Canada and yes, the world. Sun TV is a conscious conspiracy to destroy traditional ethical journalism in our democracy and replace it with reality TV based entirely on far right-wing fantasy.

Saturday Round Up: The Week that Wasn't

Two major government budgets were released this week, by Ontario and the Feds respectively; as widely anticipated, both will balance spending and eliminate debt by the end of the year with no cuts to any social services. Critics from the left and right applauded the leaders for showing such fiscal responsibility while managing to balance the needs of all Canadian citizens. Asked how he expected to deal with the looming crisis with old age pensions, Prime Minister Harper noted that the budget called for the phasing out of seniors beginning in 2016... Okay, now that I've got my April Fool's joke out of the way, let's look back upon the messy conflagration of human events that constitutes last week's news highlights here at Huffpost.
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Trudeau: 'I Can't Lose'

As fans of professional boxing know, all great bouts begin long before the fighters step into the ring, with furious rounds of trash-talking, odds-making and often a rancorous weigh-in ceremony. In t...