Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama. Photo: Reuters

Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau but will it help the Canadian PM get re-elected?

  • Obama also endorsed Emmanuel Macron for president in France’s 2017 election, and he warned British voters against backing leaving the European Union
  • Trudeau formed a close relationship with Obama when he was president and the two were pictured having dinner in Ottawa earlier this year
Topic |   Canada

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama. Photo: Reuters
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Supporters of the protesters in Hong Kong attend a rally in Vancouver, Canada. Photo: AFP

Could Hong Kong protests sway the Canadian election?

  • With the main parties neck and neck, the Conservative leader raises the issue in an appeal to both expats and the Chinese diaspora
  • It is a high-stakes gamble that risks alienating as many voters as it attracts
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Supporters of the protesters in Hong Kong attend a rally in Vancouver, Canada. Photo: AFP
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