Canada election 2019: PM Justin Trudeau faces tight race as campaign begins

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, admired abroad for his progressive policies but damaged by scandals at home, was kicking off a six-week re-election campaign on Wednesday with opinion polls suggesting his hold on power would be weakened.Trudeau, who swept to office in November 2015 promising “sunny ways” and stressing the importance of gender equality, gay rights and the environment, faces an electorate more focused on the economy and affordability when it votes on October 21.Trudeau was…

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