Talking to Susan Delacourt of the Toronto Star late last year, prime minister Justin Trudeau complained about the “casual cynicism” of the left. He said we bugged him. Delacourt quotes Trudeau as saying the “You did nothing” refrain turns people against government altogether.
But that is the public perception and the only answer to that is “Tough.” Mr. Trudeau is the master of his own fate. He should read in the Christian Bible where a leader has been weighed and found wanting. The writing is also on the wall for Justin Trudeau.
He fails to understand that winning elections is having a strong and enthusiastic party behind you. You cannot work to destroy your political party and expect to win majorities. A political party should not be used only as an automated teller machine.
You cannot make rash promises about the last time for first-past-the-post voting and then fail to deliver.
You cannot take the family on a trip to India and embarrass your nation.
You cannot profess to be a feminist and then fail to reconcile with women in your cabinet.
You cannot pass needed legislation about medically-assisted end of life and then have it rejected as inadequate by the courts.
Mr. Trudeau should heed the words of William Shakespeare “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.”
Mr. Trudeau is no environmentalist either. You can hardly save our world in 10, 20 or 30 years. The need for action is now.
Freedom of religion is a basic tenet of our country and Mr. Trudeau cannot merely say “Tsk, tsk” over the bigotry of the Quebec Assembly in denying religious symbols.
He can hardly sell reconciliation to Canada’s aboriginals while he vacations with the family in British Columbia.
Mr. Trudeau’s problems can all be better understood when you realize he is an elitist and lacks political sensitivity. It makes it difficult for him to lead.
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