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Climate change among new Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's priorities

Climate change among new Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's priorities

Justin Trudeau, who was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister Wednesday, faces immediate challenges on issues including climate change, taxes, refugees and the fight against Islamic State militants.

During the unusually long 11-week election campaign that propelled the Liberal Party he leads to a majority government, Trudeau promised to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year’s end and establish “a pan-Canadian strategy” to tackle climate change within 90 days of the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties that begins in Paris this month.

Trudeau’s two-month goal to help ease the refugee crisis is significantly greater than the...

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