Reacting to news that Jean Chrétien was urging the Liberals gathered in Vancouver to push for an election—“the sooner the better”—a bearded Justin Trudeau gamely leapt in with an imitation of the former prime minister. “Mr. Chétien always wants to go,” Trudeau said, laughing, to a group of journalists gathered backstage in a staging area of the Vancouver Convention Centre. “Poll numbers are up—we go!!” he said, switching into a Shawinigan rasp, punctuating it with a Chrétien-style arm pump.