Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal on Monday. Photo: AP

Why Canada election candidates dodged Hong Kong protest ‘minefield’ ahead of Justin Trudeau’s win

  • Only 2,742 out of the estimated 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong were on Canada’s International Register of Voters as of mid-October
  • Candidates may have avoided the issue of the Hong Kong protests for fear of alienating one camp or the other, observers said
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal on Monday. Photo: AP
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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before his victory speech. Photo: Reuters

Canada elections: Justin Trudeau hangs on to power after fighting for political survival

  • PM Justin Trudeau tells supporters he has ‘a clear mandate’ after his government lost majority in national elections
  • Chinese-Canadians and Canadian expats in Hong Kong watch election drama unfold on television
Topic |   Justin Trudeau

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Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kisses his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau before his victory speech. Photo: Reuters
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