Canada’s Prime Minister and Conservative leader Stephen Harper illustrated his attacks on the Liberals with a loud “ker-ching” cash register sound effect. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Outside the Congress Center in Etobicoke, a western suburb of Toronto, a man with a demon mask pranced in the street holding a sign that said “Welco(...)

Justin Trudeau campaigned for the leadership of Canada’s Liberal Party  largely on a message of hope, with  detailed policies to come later ahead of a federal election due in 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Mark Blinch

Canada’s glamorous rising political star, Justin Trudeau, was set yesterday to capture the leadership of the Liberal Party and begin contesting(...)