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CANADIANS BY NATURE are not a smug people. With what’s going on in American politics, though, it’s getting harder and harder to not be. Case in point: Yesterday in New York City, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was begged by two American men on their knees to run for the US presidency. Things are dire.

Trudeau has become a shining light for Canada since being elected last year. He took over from a prime minister who was often referred to as Herr Harper for his dictatorial-style leadership and silencing of his critics (e.g., scientists). It’s no surprise other countries want him as their leader. But you can’t have him.