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Trudeau under pressure in last TV debate before Canadian election

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came under pressure on Thursday in the last televised debate of top candidates before parliamentary elections. His Conservative Party opponent Erin O’Toole criticized Trudeau for his decision to call an early election despite the crisis in Afghanistan and the current coronavirus pandemic. “You called an election, so you put your own political interests ahead of the well being of thousands of people. Leadership is about putting others first, not yourself,” he said. The leader of the social-democratic NDP party, Jagmeet Singh, agreed. Trudeau defended his A…

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