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As he staffed the Prime Minister’s Office, Justin Trudeau surrounded himself with Day 1 supporters and Liberal lifers – as well as Mathieu Bouchard.

The Montreal lawyer is one of the top officials in Mr. Trudeau’s inner circle, yet he wasn’t a member of the Liberal Party of Canada during the 2013 leadership race. Mr. Bouchard carried a free “supporter” card that gave him a right to vote, but still allowed him to express his lingering doubts about the party, and Mr. Trudeau himself.

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