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By Rob Gillies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Son of late PM Pierre Trudeau becomes prime minister as Liberals defeat Harper’s Conservatives

TORONTO Canadian voters reclaimed their country’s liberal identity sending Justin Trudeau the son of one of the country’s most dynamic politicians ‚Äî to the prime minister’s office and ending nearly a decade of conservative leadership under Stephen Harper.

Canada’s government posts a surplus for last year amid election campaign

TORONTO Canada has posted a budget surplus after six straight years of deficits.

The government announced Monday a $1.9 billion Canadian (US$1.4 billion) surplus for last year. It had been predicting a $2 billion Canadian ($1.5 billion) deficit with expectations for a surplus this year.