How many of us have looked longingly at our neighbor to the north with it’s sane liberal government? Justin Trudeau promised a fresh approach to politics based on openness, decency, and liberalism. Now corruption scandals swirl about him and his ties to unsavory characters like Brazil’s new dictator Bolsonaro erode his power. In an article titled Bolsonaro, Trudeau et al: Exterminators in Chief, Canadian author Judith Deutsch points to the continued power of oil interests and resource extraction over serious concerns about environmental and social degradation. And the very definition of “liberalism” must be considered for our future. Luckily there is political energy brewing in Canada to make real changes.

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