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The Reviews Are In: First round goes to Trudeau

Posted on August 7, 2015

20150807“Trudeau lands best punches against solid foes” – Vancouver Sun, August 6, 2015

“Justin Trudeau: A pugilist comes to fight” – Maclean’s, August 6, 2015

« Débat: Mulcair solide, Harper sur la défensive, Trudeau dynamique. » – L’actualité, 6 août 2015

“Trudeau Says Harper ‘Disconnected,’ Mulcair Offers ‘False Hope’ At Maclean’s Debate” – The Canadian Press, August 6, 2015

“Trudeau comes out swinging…” – Reuters

« Trudeau a connu un débat dynamique…» – Alec Castonguay, L’actualité, 6 août 2015

“It was Cautious Tom and Fighting Justin.” – Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail, August 7, 2015

“Trudeau – who was the perceived underdog going in – consistently seemed to get the better of the one-on-one exchanges, particularly with respect to Senate reform and pipelines.” – Michael Den Tandt, National Post, August 7, 2015

« Justin Trudeau m’a surpris avec son assurance et ses interventions solides pendant la première section sur l’économie. » – Gilbert Lavoie, Le Soleil, 6 août 2015

“Trudeau, who warmed up in the morning with a round of boxing, did the most sparring throughout the debate – repeatedly challenging both Harper and Mulcair and keeping pace with them on key files.” – Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, August 7, 2015

“…Trudeau handled himself well.” – Dan Leger, The Chronicle Herald, August 7, 2015

“I would be really surprised if this debate did not help the Liberals and Justin Trudeau.” – Chantal Hebert, CBC’s The National, August 6, 2015

« Justin Trudeau a montré une solide connaissance de ses dossiers. Il a manié les chiffres avec aisance. Il a distribué les coups avec aplomb. Bref, il a dissipé les doutes et affiché une belle assurance. » – Patrice Servant, Le Journal de Montréal, 7 août 2015

“[Trudeau] surprised the most, coming across as scrappy, eloquent and well-briefed.” – Murray Brewster, Canadian Press, August 6, 2015

“[Justin Trudeau] was articulate, substantive and just feisty enough to get in Stephen Harper’s face on the economy.” – Michael Harris, iPolitics, August 7, 2015

“It changes the perception created by two years of Conservative advertising that Trudeau is not ready for prime time. Because this was prime time and Trudeau was clearly ready.” – Craig Oliver, CP24, August 7, 2015