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Trudeau blocks candidacy of ex-MP's wife over bullying complaints

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is launching a pre-emptive strike to prevent federal Liberals from using upcoming nomination contests to resume the toxic infighting that almost destroyed the party. His team has informed Christine Innes that she will not be allowed to run for a Liberal nomination in any riding after receiving complaints that her husband — former MP and junior cabinet minister Tony Ianno — has been using "intimidation and bullying" in a bid to lure supporters away from newly elected star recruit Chrystia Freeland.

Birth of Trudeau's son poses political opportunity, risk of exploitation

OTTAWA - For a compulsive social media junkie, Justin Trudeau has fallen uncharacteristically silent since his third child was born 10 days ago. The Liberal leader announced Hadrian's birth to his 330,000-plus followers on Twitter, with a discreet close-up photo of the baby's tiny hand clutching his finger. Since then, he's been home with his wife, Sophie Gregoire, and kids Xavier and Ella-Grace, privately enjoying the new addition to their family. No tweets. No Facebook posts. No photos. No public appearances.

Birth of Trudeau's son poses political opportunity, risk of exploitation

OTTAWA - For a compulsive social media junkie, Justin Trudeau has fallen uncharacteristically silent since his third child was born 10 days ago. The Liberal leader announced Hadrian's birth to his 330,000-plus followers on Twitter, with a discreet close-up photo of the baby's tiny hand clutching his finger. Since then, he's been home with his wife, Sophie Gregoire, and kids Xavier and Ella-Grace, privately enjoying the new addition to their family. No tweets. No Facebook posts. No photos. No public appearances.

While Trudeau takes time off to change diapers, Tories heed pollster warning

OTTAWA - Look for the federal Conservatives to sharpen their attacks this week against new father Justin Trudeau. Even though the Liberal leader won't be in the House of Commons — his wife gave birth last week to a baby boy — the Tories are certain to focus more attention on him after receiving some worrying polling data. Longtime party pollster Andre Turcotte has warned the Tories that the Liberals are surging in popular opinion at their expense, and it's a trend that has been building for nearly two years.

Justin Trudeau welcomes birth of his third child, baby boy Hadrian

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, have welcomed their third child into the world. The Liberal leader announced the birth of "little Hadrian" on Twitter. The baby boy was born this morning, weighing in at 8 lbs., 3 oz. The birth happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Pierre Trudeau's famous walk in the snow. Trudeau's late father took a long walk in the snow on Feb. 28, 1984, to contemplate his future; he announced his resignation as prime minister the next day.

Justin Trudeau welcomes birth of his third child, baby boy Hadrian

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire, have welcomed their third child into the world. The Liberal leader announced the birth of "little Hadrian" on Twitter. The baby boy was born this morning, weighing in at 8 lbs., 3 oz. The birth happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Pierre Trudeau's famous walk in the snow. Trudeau's late father took a long walk in the snow on Feb. 28, 1984, to contemplate his future; he announced his resignation as prime minister the next day.

StatsCan study doesn't sway Trudeau from worry about middle class

OTTAWA - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is sticking with his assertion that the middle class is struggling with stagnant incomes and skyrocketing household debt, no matter what Statistics Canada says. The agency released a study earlier this week that said families have become wealthier, with median net worth rising 44.5 per cent since 2005 and almost 80 per cent since 1999.

Will supposed gaffes start to hurt Trudeau? Tories, NDP to continue to take aim

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau was back on Parliament Hill on Tuesday to face the music for his flippant joke about Ukraine, as the Conservatives and NDP pondered once again how to make the Liberal leader's latest so-called gaffe stick. Trudeau told the media he waited until Tuesday to apologize for his remarks because he "wanted to make sure that I had the chance to express directly to leaders in the Ukrainian community ... how seriously the Liberal party takes the situation in Ukraine."

Tories, NDP take aim at Trudeau's hockey-Ukraine joke; Liberals roll their eyes

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau was absent from the House of Commons on Monday as the Ukrainian ambassador demanded an apology for the Liberal leader's flippant remark about the crisis in Ukraine while Conservatives and the NDP pounced. The day after the Liberal leader was criticized for failing to make himself available to the media at the end of the Liberal party's weekend policy convention, Trudeau had no public events scheduled and didn't appear for question period.

Tories, NDP take aim at Trudeau's hockey-Ukraine joke

OTTAWA - Two Conservative cabinet ministers are taking aim at Justin Trudeau for his weekend tongue-in-cheek remarks linking the upheaval in Ukraine to Russia's Olympic hockey humiliation. Employment Minister Jason Kenney is on Twitter accusing Trudeau of thinking the deadly crisis in Ukraine is a laughing matter. Industry Minister James Moore has also posted a tweet drawing attention to Trudeau's joke on a Radio Canada show on Sunday night. The NDP, meantime, has a YouTube video featuring his comments.
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