Can He Bring the Liberal Party Back to Life?
To all appearances, Justin Trudeau is poised to be anointed the next leader of the federal Liberal party. Devastated in the last election and widely criticized for being out of touch and out of date, this is a party in desperate need of renewal. Can this Trudeau revive the fortunes of a flagging party and reach the next generation of Canadian voters? In Justin Trudeau, veteran political journalist Susan Delacourt paints a compelling portrait of a man many underestimate, talking to friends, allies, family and Justin himself to reveal a complex and nuanced man, a politician for a new era.
Susan Delacourt is a senior writer in the Toronto Star's Ottawa bureau, who has been covering politics on Parliament Hill since the 1980s (or, if you prefer, five leaders ago.) She has written two books on Liberal politicians, including Juggernaut (2003), a story of Paul Martin's long leadership quest, and in 2011 Delacourt received the Charles Lynch award for career-long reporting on Parliament Hill.
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