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Justin Trudeau, more natural than master media manipulator

Patrick Gossage was press secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, which was a different media time and place.  In Justin, he sees someone with natural gifts for communicating in front of a camera who also has the mental chops to handle hardened reporters. But there are limits to his powers.

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‘How the Media Undermine American Democracy’

Writer James Fallows has been tracking the U.S. election, creating more than 90 time capsules so far. In capsule 92, he looks at how the media might be normalizing the campaign of Donald Trump, a most abnormal candidate.

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U.S., China agree to ratify Paris climate change treaty

Two of the world’s largest carbon emitters have both agreed to ratify the global treaty on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But Canada is not quite ready to do the same.

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Conflicting pressures on phasing out coal power

Observe two Globe and Mail headlines: Health groups, environmentalists urge Ottawa to move aggressively on coal-fired plants and Provinces balk at federal push to accelerate phasing-out of coal power  

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