I was wondering if/when you were you going to post about the election in Canada!
I'm an expat Canadian living in the NY area. This has been an incredibly fascinating election, not least because the leader of the Liberal Party is the son of the legendary PM of the 1970's and 1980's, Pierre Trudeau.
Trudeau is largely responsible for shaping the Canada that the rest of the world is familiar with; small 'l' liberal, progressive taxes, multicultural, non-interventionist, peacekeeping. He was friendly with Jimmy Carter and Fidel Castro (here's a picture of Castro holding New PM Justin Trudeau's brother, Michel as a baby) and by some accounts with John Lennon and Yoko Ono; he opened relations with China before Nixon made it cool. He is literally a modern founding father of Canada, in that he repatriated our constitution from the United Kingdom and pushed through the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (our bill of rights) in the early 1980's.