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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
OTTAWA — Look for the federal Conservatives to sharpen their attacks this week against new father Justin Trudeau.
Even though the Liberal leader won’t be in the House of Commons — his wife gave birth last week to a baby boy — the Tories are certain to focus more attention on him after receiving some worrying polling data.
Longtime party pollster Andre Turcotte has warned the Tories that the Liberals are surging in popular opinion at their expense, and it’s a trend that has been building for nearly two years.
By the way, the name the Trudeaus gave their newborn — Hadrian — is all the rage in political circles.
The Liberal leader hasn’t said why they chose the name, but Hadrian was the name of a Roman emperor who reigned from 117 to 138 A.D.
And while he was commonly considered a good economic steward, Emperor Hadrian is reviled among the Jewish community.