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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau introduces provincial Liberal byelection candidate Sandra Yeung Racco at her campaign office after speaking to supporters in Thornhill, Ont., on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau introduces provincial Liberal byelection candidate Sandra Yeung Racco at her campaign office after speaking to supporters in Thornhill, Ont., on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
(Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ontario Liberals try to make use of Trudeau’s halo effect

Of all the days for Justin Trudeau to lend his star power to their by-election candidate in Thornhill, the Ontario Liberals probably would have preferred it hadn’t been one on which he was on the defensive about an embarrassing expense revelation.

Still, they’re not about to complain. During the two local races currently underway, and more importantly in the run-up to a likely general election this spring, Kathleen Wynne’s party will take as much of Mr. Trudeau as it can get.