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Apr 15, 2013

Canada’s Liberals go for youth over experience in Trudeau scion

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Liberals crowned charismatic rising political star Justin Trudeau as their party leader on Sunday, relying more on hope and a youthful image than on experience and substance to contest seven years of Conservative rule.

The 41-year-old son of the swashbuckling former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin won a convincing 80 percent of the votes cast by party supporters over the five remaining candidates.

Apr 14, 2013

Canada’s Liberal Party prepares to crown Trudeau scion

OTTAWA, April 14 (Reuters) – Canada’s charismatic rising
political star, Justin Trudeau, was set to capture the
leadership of the Liberal Party on Sunday and begin contesting
seven years of Conservative rule.

The 41-year-old son of the swashbuckling former Prime
Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin is the overwhelming
favorite in the election, with results due on Sunday evening.

Apr 14, 2013

Canada Liberals set to crown Trudeau scion

OTTAWA, April 14 (Reuters) – Canada’s glamorous rising
political star, Justin Trudeau, was set to capture the
leadership of the Liberal Party on Sunday and begin contesting
seven years of Conservative rule.

The 41-year-old son of the swashbuckling former Prime
Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin is the overwhelming
favorite in the election, with results due on Sunday evening.

Apr 14, 2013

Canada Liberals set to crown Trudeau scion

OTTAWA, April 14 (Reuters) – Canada’s glamorous rising
political star, Justin Trudeau, was set to capture the
leadership of the Liberal Party on Sunday and begin contesting
seven years of Conservative rule.

The 41-year-old son of the swashbuckling former Prime
Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Justin is the overwhelming
favorite in the election, with results due on Sunday evening.

Apr 10, 2013

Canada’s new Trudeau channels Kennedy and Obama, but can he win?

OTTAWA (Reuters) – An eloquent farewell to flamboyant former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau catapulted his son Justin Trudeau into the public eye 13 years ago, as he riveted Canadians with his emotional “Je t’aime, papa” goodbye.

Now the photogenic former drama teacher and ski instructor has all but won the leadership of the Liberal Party, the political force that ruled Canada for more years than any other before slumping to its worst-ever showing in the 2011 election.

Apr 8, 2013

Mulroney recalls Thatcher in conservative alliance at G7

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Brian Mulroney, a Cold War ally of Margaret Thatcher who died on Monday, recalled an aggressive, articulate and well-prepared colleague who, he said, transformed Britain into a superpower.

In an interview with Reuters, Mulroney noted the heavy weighting of conservatives within the powerful G7 group of major nations – including himself, Thatcher, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Chancellor Helmut Kohl of Germany. France’s Francois Mitterrand, a socialist, also took a hard line on Moscow.

Apr 7, 2013

In mid-term doldrums, Canada’s Conservatives hope to reboot

OTTAWA, April 7 (Reuters) – Voter fatigue with Canada’s
ruling Conservatives and signs of stress within the government
are putting Prime Minister Stephen Harper under pressure to
freshen up his team and policies as the telegenic son of Pierre
Trudeau starts snapping at his heels.

Even though the election is 30 months away – in October 2015
- the next few months will be a critical time for Harper, given
mounting evidence in opinion polls that the Conservatives risk
losing power after what would be nearly a decade in office.

Apr 2, 2013

Forex controls hinder global growth – Bank of Canada deputy governor

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Countries that impose capital controls and accumulate reserves are delaying the adjustments needed to help the global economy grow fully, Bank of Canada Deputy Governor John Murray said on Tuesday, adding that he did not want to blame anyone country.

“There is a sense that, as indicated by the reserves that have been accumulated and the capital controls, there certainly has been resistance on certain fronts,” Murray said in a presentation in Washington that was webcast.

Apr 2, 2013

Forex controls hinder global growth-Bank of Canada deputy gov

OTTAWA, April 2 (Reuters) – Countries that impose capital
controls and accumulate reserves are delaying the adjustments
needed to help the global economy grow fully, Bank of Canada
Deputy Governor John Murray said on Tuesday, adding that he did
not want to blame any one country.

“There is a sense that, as indicated by the reserves that
have been accumulated and the capital controls, there certainly
has been resistance on certain fronts,” Murray said in a
presentation in Washington that was webcast.

Mar 21, 2013

Canada to set higher capital requirements for key banks

OTTAWA, March 21 (Reuters) – Canada’s federal budget laid
out plans on Thursday to impose higher capital requirements on
banks whose failure could disrupt the Canadian financial system
and economy.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty also said the federal
government would go ahead with its own capital markets
regulatory framework if it cannot agree with the provinces on
creating a common securities regulator.