FROM Ian Austen
Canada's Liberal New Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau Politics in Canada are undergoing a major transformation with yesterday's upset election of Justin Trudeau , son of the former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. A Liberal, he's a stark contrast to long-time Conservative Stephen Harper. But, in victory, Trudeau downplayed their differences, reminding everyone, "As I've said many times over the course of this campaign, conservatives are not our enemies. They're our neighbors." Ian Austen, who reports from Canada for the New York Times , joins us from Ottawa.
A Day After Terror Strikes Canadian Capital Ottawa, Canada’s capitol city, is trying to get back to normal after yesterday’s deadly shooting that shut down both public agencies and private businesses for many hours. Prime Minister Stephen Harper opened Parliament today with a call for unity from otherwise partisan politicians. "We may sit across the aisle from one another,” Harper said, “But when faced with attacks on the country we all love and the things we all stand for, I know we will always stand together." Ian Austen is in Ottawa for the New York Times.
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