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As the political systems of the U.S. and Europe heave with anger and dysfunction, Canada’s new Prime ­Minister offers an upbeat contrast. Having won election decisively in October, Trudeau has rallied the public behind ambitious plans for climate change—he wants to reduce methane emissions, which trap heat at a far greater rate than CO2—and a pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. He is also moving to legalize marijuana. And he’s doing it with a soft-swagger optimism that’s rare in Western democracies right now.