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Tease the day: Obama’s win sidelines news closer to home

The PM offers his congratulations from India, where he’s midway through a trip


AP/Matt Rourke

You probably won’t find this photo gracing the front page of many newspapers this morning.  It’s a real photo, shot in Chicago soon after U.S. President Barack Obama won re-election last night. But no one’s suggesting, not by a long shot, that Obama’s victory will have people dancing in the streets for days on end. Most papers across America featured dignified shots of Obama’s family on stage; some fronted a smiling president; others dug out photos of a solemn president. Only a handful of Canadian papers had gleeful Obama supporters gracing their covers. Meanwhile, after a sea of election post-mortems, our national papers reminded us that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was still in India, where the topics du jour are warnings of Sikh extremism and the resumption of nuclear trade between the two nations.

What’s above the fold this morning?

[<a href=”http://storify.com/nicktaylorv/front-pages-nov-7″ target=”_blank”>View the story “Front pages: Nov. 7” on Storify</a>]The Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Citizen and iPolitics all lead with U.S. President Barack Obama’s re-election. National Newswatch showcases a Sun Media story about Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledging to continue working with Obama.

Stories that will be (mostly) missed

1. Parental benefits. NDP MP Sana Hassainia will table a private members’ bill today that would double parental leave for parents of “multiples”—that is, twins, triplets, and so on. 2. PQ on Montreal mayor. The Parti Québécois expressed relief at former Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay’s resignation. Quebec’s governing party hopes the city can move forward.
3. HIV prevention. A new preventative HIV vaccine has, according to the scientists behind it, cleared preliminary clinical trials. The next phase of testing starts next year. 4. Detroit bridge. Michigan voters yesterday rejected a controversial proposal that would make it much more difficult to build a new crossing between Detroit and Windsor.

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Tease the day: Obama’s win sidelines news closer to home

  1. Congratulations President Obama!

  2. What Emily said, and also, Congratulations Windsor–and Michigan! Well done!

  3. Very bad day for America! Good news for Canadian conservatives though! Canada will look great compared to the U.S.A. under Obama.

    • In what way?

      • dumb comment…

        • Whose?

          • yours:)

          • Obama’s socialist policies will crash America off the cliff. Our conservative government’s free-market capitalist policies and low deficit will ensure another conservative majority in 2015.

  4. I wasn’t a fan of Romney or Obama’s, both of them leave a lot to be desired as policy makers or strategists, however, I would have voted Romney out of principle, I can’t shake Ambassador Stevens death and it is not the actual act but the damn cover up, out of Nixon’s handbook, truly shameful on Obama and his people.

    • Well I guess it really was a non-issue. Americans, after all, forgave Mr. Bush for having 3000 Americans to die on American soil on his watch.

      • It hasn’t become an issue but it will. Bush was an idiot and no one was surprised by that but Obama was supposed to be different, a good man, I guess is true what they say about power.

        • Bush was one of the greatest presidents who stopped the spread of islamofascism. He was far from being an idiot.

          • Bush shut down the unit searching for Bin Laden, Obama had him tracked and taken out. You were saying?

          • Strongly disagree.

  5. Terrible result for America and the world. Obama should be impeached for the Benghazi cover-up, but then Biden would become president?!? Yikes. I guess that’s Obambi’s insurance policy.

  6. Bad day for Canada and the US.. The fiscal cliff is looming for the U.S. as Obama will likely continue his spending. Too bad because this affects Canada.