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Liberal MP and leadership candidate Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, March 7, 2013.
Liberal MP and leadership candidate Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, March 7, 2013.
(CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS)

JOHN IBBITSON

Can Obama’s playbook work for Trudeau?

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Justin Trudeau is a blank screen.

In Dreams from My Father, written before he was elected President, Barack Obama described himself as “a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.”