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Why is Justin Trudeau so much more popular abroad than in Canada? Podcast

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Canadians head to the polls on September 20 in an early parliamentary election. In this week’s episode of The Conversation Weekly, two experts on Canadian politics profile the current prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and explore why he’s so much more popular abroad than at home. And we talk to a researcher who’s trying to understand why mosquitoes bite some people more than others.

Trudeau is about to find out whether the ratings boost he got during the pandemic will translate into a majority in the Canadian parliament. First elected with a majority in 2015, Trudeau and his Liberal Party were reduced to a minority government in 2019. Now, after calling a snap election that has frustrated many Canadians, Trudeau is in a close race against the Conservative leader, Erin O'Toole.

Outside Canada, Trudeau remains one of the world’s most popular global leaders. According to a recent survey by the polling company YouGov America, of those respondents who had a positive view of any foreign leader, 39% said they liked Trudeau the most.

In this episode, we unpack Trudeau’s story to find........

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