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Lilberal MP Justin Trudeau speaks briefly with media as he enters party caucus meetings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Sept. 26, 2012.
Lilberal MP Justin Trudeau speaks briefly with media as he enters party caucus meetings on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Sept. 26, 2012.
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Why Justin Trudeau’s passion for politics may not be enough

It’s unquestionably a good thing for Canadian politics that Justin Trudeau is going to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party. Whether it turns out to be a good thing for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party is less certain.

Mr. Trudeau’s obviously an energetic man who is passionate about making a difference in public life. He’s chosen to donate years of his life to politics, which is hard, often thankless work.