Canada: Tacking to the left?

The country is set to vote in a close election that could end the Conservatives’ nine-year hold on power
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau holds his son Hadrien as he exits a campaign rally in Brampton, Ontario, Canada October 4, 2015. Canadians will go to the polls for a federal election on October 19. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Justin Trudeau and his son Hadrien at a rally in Brampton, Ontario on Sunday October 4

Earlier this year, Justin Trudeau, the photogenic 43-year-old leader of Canada’s Liberal party, risked becoming a national laughing stock. Television attack advertisements poked fun at his youth, his lack of experience and even his thick hair.