Justin Trudeau is a fake progressive. Now Canada must vote for real ones | Martin Lukacs

Ahead of Mondays election, little divides the Liberal prime minister and the reactionary Conservatives. But there is an alternative, says journalist and author Martin Lukacs How far Justin Trudeaus star has fallen. In 2015, the rise of this hopey-changey wunderkind was supposed to usher in a bold new Canadian era: democratic reform, ambitious climate action, a plan to tackle inequality, and a new, respectful relationship with Indigenous peoples. But his Liberal partys bid for re-election, ahead of the actually a giveaway to the next richest 10% of Canadians. His embrace of a carbon tax became a cover for frenzied approval of fossil fuel projects, culminating in his purchase of a C$4.5bn (US$3.45bn) tar sands pipeline. He dispatched heavily armed police …