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Trudeau Tells Obama Canada Will Be 'Strong' Partner against IS

Canada's freshly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to remain a "strong" partner in the fight against the Islamic State group Thursday, during a first formal meeting with President Barack Obama.

The two men joked about greying hair and traded compliments about their spouses and kids, even as Trudeau said he would not reconsider a decision to pull Canadian jets out of Iraq and Syria.

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Trudeau Sworn in as Canada's PM, Pledges Big Changes

Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised big changes after nearly a decade of Conservative rule as he was sworn into office Wednesday, almost 50 years after his father took the job.

The 43-year-old former bartender led his Liberal party to a landslide victory on October 19, dealing a crushing blow to Stephen Harper's Conservatives. He is the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history.

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Canada Withdrawing Fighter Jets from Iraq, Syria, Trudeau Tells Obama

Canada's prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he told U.S. President Barack Obama that Canadian fighter jets would withdraw from fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

But he gave no timeline.

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Justin Trudeau out of Father's Shadow -- and into his Shoes

Justin Trudeau, the first-born son of late Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, won his first mandate Monday as his Liberals -- who governed most of the last century -- rebounded from a major defeat at the polls in 2011.

The former French teacher overcame campaign attack ads claiming he was "just not ready" to lead, winning the election by a landslide.

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Liberals Unseat Conservatives in Canada Election Projections

Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, son of a popular former prime minister, won Monday's general election in a landslide that ended nine years of Stephen Harper's Tory rule.

For many Canadians the vote was a referendum on Harper's management style, criticized as autocratic, and on who was better placed to put a struggling economy back on track.

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Canadians Appear Poised to Oust Harper in Historic Vote

Canadians appear set to end nine years of Stephen Harper's Conservative rule at the ballot box Monday and elect a Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau.

Polling released Sunday on the eve of the vote showed the Liberals, after a late surge from third place, with a seven-point lead ahead of the Tories.

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Who Will Lead Canada: Harper, Trudeau or Mulcair?

Stephen Harper is an economist once seen as prickly and more at home ploughing through economic theory than mingling with voters on the campaign trail. He contrasts with Thomas Mulcair, a charismatic orator and lawyer, and youthful-looking Justin Trudeau.

Harper is seeking his fourth mandate since 2006, while a Mulcair victory would mean the first ever New Democratic government in Canada.

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Canada Vote Frontrunner Falters but Race too Close to Call

New polling showed the former frontrunner in Canada's legislative elections could finish third over its opposition to a popular ban on the veil, as political leaders squared off in a final debate Friday.

The race is still too close to call, however, with the rivals also sparring over taxes, trade negotiations, the Syrian refugee crisis, air strikes against the Islamic State group and upcoming Paris climate talks. Canada goes to the polls on October 19.

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Canada Rail Terror Plotters Jailed for Life

Two radical Islamists who plotted to derail a packed passenger train traveling between Toronto and New York were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in Canada.

Tunisian national Chiheb Esseghaier was found guilty in March of all five charges against him, including conspiracy to participate in or contribute to terrorist activities.

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Canada to Accept 10,000 Syrians within One Year

Canada's conservative government on Saturday said that it would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees within one year by simplifying and speeding up the immigration application process.

Visa officers will no longer ask the applicants to prove that they are refugees through a United Nations refugee agency, but will instead "presume those fleeing the conflict meet the definition of a refugee, which will make processing faster," the Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship said in a statement.

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