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New PM Justin Trudeau to drastically change Canada’s approach: Top 5 points to know

Thu October 22 2015, 8:16 am
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    Trudeau's forthright move while abroad for an important foreign visit followed a 2015 election campaign where he stressed the need for more flexible work hours and parent-leave options for Canadians. (Reuters)

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    1. Justin Trudeau: Islamic State
    Justin Trudeau has said he'll remove Canada's six fighter jets from the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, but said he'll leave special forces in northern Iraq in a training role. Canada has about 600 military support personnel based in Kuwait as part of the air campaign. Justin Trudeau said he spoke to Obama by phone Tuesday and said Obama understands Justin Trudeau is committed to ending Canada's role in the combat mission. (AP Photo)

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    2. Justin Trudeau: Climate change
    Environmentalists labeled Harper a climate change pariah for pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol and protecting the oil sands region of Alberta - which has the world's third largest oil reserves. Justin Trudeau has vowed to do more on global warming and has said he'll consult with Canada's provincial premiers before he heads to the Paris summit on climate change in November. Justin Trudeau said Canada's years of being a less enthusiastic actor on climate change are behind Canada. (Reuters photo)

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    3. Justin Trudeau: Syrian refugees
    Justin Trudeau has said he'll take in 25,000 Syrian refugees before the end of the year. Harper declined to resettle more Syrian refugees, despite the haunting image of a drowned 3-year-old washed up on a Turkish beach that spurred calls for action. Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to asylum seekers, but the numbers waned under Harper. In times of crisis in decades past, Canada resettled refugees quickly and in large numbers. Justin Trudeau says a compassionate Canada is back. (Reuters photo)

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    4. Justin Trudeau: Keystone XL pipeline
    Outgoing Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper had been angered and frustrated by President Barack Obama's reluctance to approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas. Justin Trudeau supports the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline, which is crucial to Canada as it seeks infrastructure to export its growing oil sands production. But Justin Trudeau says relations between the two major trading partners should not hinge on one project. Earnest seemed to agree Tuesday, saying it would be "shortsighted to reduce the relationship between our two countries to one issue'' but Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, also stressed Harper and Obama have worked together on other issues. (Reuters photo)

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    The arrangement is likely to ease Bulgarian concerns about a contentious European Union free trade deal with Canada, which Brussels hopes EU governments would agree to this month.(Reuters)

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