Rocky ride for Trudeau as election takes ugly, un-Canadian turn

Saskatchewan Letter: PM targeted by Covid protesters with big parties neck and neck

Justin Trudeau: the Canadian prime minister and Liberal Party leader has experienced unprecedented levels of abuse during the election campaign. Photograph: Dave Chan/AFP/Getty

Justin Trudeau: the Canadian prime minister and Liberal Party leader has experienced unprecedented levels of abuse during the election campaign. Photograph: Dave Chan/AFP/Getty

Overt displays of anger and ugly, threat-filled protestation are not part of the Canadian character.

In a country better known for ready apology and a low-key, reasoned existence, the extreme behaviour seen on the streets during the federal election campaign of the past few weeks has come as a shock.

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