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Canada election: Justin Trudeau’s victory lays bare deep geographic divides – The Washington Post

TORONTO — For Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, winning a plurality of the seats in Parliament after a bruising federal election campaign was hard. Maneuvering a minority government in a deeply divided country will probably be harder. The six-week campaign and the election Monday laid bare cleavages between left and right, between rural and …

5 steps to understanding Canada’s election – POLITICO

How Canada elects a prime minister and Parliament. Canada’s election sprint has begun, with six whirlwind weeks of nationwide campaigning before voters decide on Oct. 21 whether Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will get a second mandate. Trudeau’s main challenger is Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, but individual races for …

Vínarterta – Gastro Obscura

Elusive in its country of origin, this multilayer cake has found a home in Manitoba’s “New Iceland” region. Vínarterta is a traditional, multilayer Icelandic cake made by alternating thin layers of buttery shortbread with a cardamom and dried prune filling. It was popular in the late 19th and early 20th century …