The country Justin Trudeau most admires? You won’t believe it.

- November 8th, 2013
Smog in China

Residents ride bicycles along a street amid heavy haze in Xingtai, Hebei province November 3, 2013. Dense smog has periodically shrouded major cities in north and northeast China in recent years, raising increasing public discontent, Xinhua News Agency reported. (REUTERS/China Daily)

So, the ladies had questions. Like this one:

“Which nation, besides Canada, which nation’s administration do you most admire, and why?”

There were about 100 people in the crowd  at swank downtown Toronto meeting place who’d paid $250 each to be able to ask Justin Trudeau questions and, as the ad said, to “really get to know the future prime minister.”

Ok, so other than Canada, which country’s government does Trudeau “most admire”?

While he was thinking about the answer, event host Amanda Alvaro jumped in to give him a bit of time with this one-liner. “Not the fluffy questions some were expecting.”

Much laughter and clapping.

Ok, then. Which country’s government does the “future prime minister” most admire?

Answer: “You know, there’s a level of of admiration I actually have for China ….

Wait a minute. China? He was not asked which country he liked a bit, or was doing a decent job — but “which nation’s administration he most admired.”

So here’s the whole answer:

” You know,  there’s a level of of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say ‘we need to go green  fastest…we need to start investing in solar.’ I mean there is a flexibility that I know Stephen Harper must dream about of having a dictatorship that he can do everything he wanted that I find quite interesting.

But if I were to reach out and say which…which kind of administration I most admire, I think there’s something to be said right here in Canada for the way our territories are run. Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and the Yukon are done without political parties around consensus. And are much more like a municipal government. And I think there’s a lot to be said for people pulling together to try and solve issues rather than to score points off of each other. And I think we need a little more of that.

But Sun News can now report that I prefer China.”

Much laughter ensued. Much laughter indeed.

The pictures on this page, incidentally, were taken this week in the country Justin Trudeau “most admires.” And if he likes what they do in the territories, when asked what nation’s administration he most admires, why not answer “Switzerland“?

Smog in China

Buildings are seen through thick haze in downtown Shanghai November 7, 2013. Chinese cities should close schools, cut working hours and stop outdoor activities during the most severe spells of air pollution, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday. “Every possible compulsory measure” must be taken to cut emissions during the heaviest smog, which has a serious impact on health, the ministry said, including suspending factory production and imposing traffic restrictions. (REUTERS/Aly Song)

 

UPDATE: On Twitter this morning, Trudeau had this to say:

 


 

Categories: China, Politics, Sun News Network

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109 comments

  1. NJD says:

    Trudeau was making a back handed swipe at Harper with the China dictator stuff. Shouldn’t have been that hard to get it….

  2. I am amazed how naive people are concerning the brutal Chinese Communist Party. The CCP has murdered eighty million of its own people since 1949 and since 1999 has been attempting the genocide of the tens of millions of innocent Falun Gong practitioners by the use of torture, slavery, organ harvesting and murder. The CCP is a blood-thirsty gangster regime but people living in the West as well as most Chinese are being kept in the dark concerning its true nature because of greed and the total control of the Chinese media by the CCP. The Chinese Communist Party is not something that should be shown any respect whatsoever, only disgust and fear.

    • Gisele says:

      I’m amazed you think people are unaware of the brutality of China’s Communist Party. Doesn’t change the fact that it is easy for China to turn on a dime.

    • Brousseau says:

      Exactly ! It is one of the worst regime of the world. (China).
      It is not very far in the level of communist machinery than North Korea. The democraty and individual liberty are so low on those countries … But Justin T. seems to like that.

  3. Wendy says:

    It was good to read all the comments and come across only one particular “air head” comment for the “air head” JT. I am confident that every time JT has media coverage he shows his true colours and only digs his hole deeper. I am in disbelief that his party chose him and continue to support him. I trust that the majority of this wonderful country knows that JT doesn’t have a chance at the PM’s job. Harper is the best this country has ever had, in the last 50 years anyway.

    • Marcella says:

      You have got to be joking – Harper the best? Have you actually been paying attention to his behind closed door deals? At least Justin Trudeau’s father had real passion for this country – and everyone felt that, a commitment. Harper – well, there is no feeling coming across from him at all. And certainly no action arising out of true feeling for this country’s well being: Harper will go down as the blandest of leaders, and not one that has proven trustworthy.

      • Heike says:

        Marcella, you must be getting your information from the CBC, right?

      • Jett Rink says:

        His father had a passion for part of this country and antipathy bordering on hatred for other regions.

        JT is out of touch with Canadians and is the same elite, aloof snob his father was.

      • Cornelis says:

        You don’t have the foggiest idea what you are saying! This is the first time in the history of this country that we have a leader who stands his grounds and keeps morality in check unlike any other typical country on this earth where socialism,communism and dictatorship take away your freedoms and rights and create fear and persecutions. I think you should strongly consider moving to a country that supports your foolish ideals maybe only than you will appreciate Stephan Harper and his leadership.

    • Bob Powell says:

      I agree with you 100%. Our country is stronger than it has ever been because of his leadership. Listen to his presentation at the Conservative Convention in Calgary to get an idea of his accomplishments as our Prime Minister.
      For anyone to consider either of the other two leaders would be selling our natiion short.

  4. Keebs says:

    Sure is easy to change on a dime when you just imprison or execute any dissenters! Shiny pony is clueless.

  5. K says:

    Once again, the far-right Sun Media trying to deflect attention to the massive scandals that are plaguing their favorite party over the past several years

    • Murray says:

      So, all you are doing is deflecting the topic while trudeau tries to get his rubber boot out of his mouth.

    • Kevin Fxr says:

      Perhaps if you took the stigma and tissues out of the perspective. You might grow to appreciate the difference between scandals and Large “L” spin.

      The same spin that made the word Liberal into a socialist following.

      Liberals are the third Party because the NDP has more experience marketing a Chinese styled Governance. Keep practicing and follow their lead and you will learn.

  6. JA Anderson says:

    I can`t believe people paid $250. to hear him speak, He is even dumber than his father. He knows nothing of how this world works, if he can admire China’s leadership. Why? Does he hope he will get elected next election & take over after Mr. Harper has virtually made Canada a dictatorship for him to step into. The saddest part of this scenario is that he was chosen by all the Liberals to represent their party. Again, Why. Has Canada no one with any common sense and ethics left, that we are left with virtually no choice at all, just the lest objectionable of the people running for office. Sad days ahead for all of us.

  7. Tom says:

    Trudeau did not answer “Switzerland” because Switzerland is a democracy, and Justin Trudeau apparently admires dictatorships.

  8. Bob Peacock says:

    Again, as usual Justin Trudeau makes an excellent point about a Country that is doing what he said and trying to take a jab at Harper and of course the Sun media take everything out of context.
    Nothing new there, except if it was Harper they would dig deep to find some semblance of sanity to his words (Lies) whatever. Keep talking Justin, some of us actually listen and listen in the right way. Keep up the great work.

  9. Kevin Fxr says:

    Attempts to claim the CBC is A-political is only blindness to the issue by entitled political leanings. If I want to know the Liberal position on any policy or controversy the group think, is expressed on the CBC across a gambit of CBC productions whose only intention is that very promotion, Commentators speak in terms of good or bad results, within a single party mindset that dictates anything expressed within a Conservative opinion, is always a bad thing for everyone and a Liberal action is always blessed by the saints. What I find absolutely outrageous is in the definition of the word “Liberal”. Can anyone of the promoters at the CBC demonstrate how those values are exhibited today at the CBC or within their favored party? Justin was dragged up on the mat this week, cheering for a Government system as efficiently run as the one in China. Justin’s claims in his defense, the liberal party supports “rights and freedoms” which is really rich because it is likely the first mention of individual rights, made by a prominent Liberal member in twenty years. Smoking bans destroy all credibility to that claim. Martin went on a signing binge at the UN.After making no reference to socialism during the run up to the election; Stating Canadians had voted for social justice. Socialism, is all that’s supported by the Liberal executive. It is no surprise the liberals find themselves as the third party today. With the CBC still cheering the dead horse.

  10. Cornelis says:

    I can already hear JT saying “Peoples republic of Canada”
    What an incredible fool he is!

  11. annie says:

    I wouldn’t disagree that JT is a terrible off-the-cuff speaker, but if you read what he said, clearly, he admires the speed and response time of governments that don’t have to cajole and persuade to get issues taken care of in a timely manner.

    His father was an admirer of China, so I wouldn’t expect JT to have the same knee-jerk phobia of China that so many Canadians seem to have.

    China is on pace to overtake the US as the world’s greatest power and their are quietly making headway to supplant the USD as the world’s reserve currency. They are a reality that Canada, and its PM, are going to need to face up to sooner rather than later.

    JT stumbles a bit to make himself understood but at least he isn’t all about keeping Canadians in the dark like Harper.

  12. Alan Ker says:

    David Akin asks:

    “And if he likes what they do in the territories, when asked what nation’s administration he most admires, why not answer “Switzerland“?”

    The probable truth is that Trudeau.2 doesn’t know about the politics of Switzerland.

    Don’t forget, this is not a well educated person. His professional skills qualified him for teaching Drama to high school students, so don’t expect him to know a lot about how the world works, or even about history.

    Trudeau.2 admires communist China, but does he remember the slaughter that this “basic dictatorship” inflicted on its own people on June 3-4, 1989?

    A snippet from the history of the ‘basic dictatorship’ that Trudeau.2 admires:

    “The crackdown that initiated on June 3–4 became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre or the June 4 Massacre as troops with assault rifles and tanks inflicted thousands of casualties on unarmed civilians trying to block the military’s advance on Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing, which student demonstrators had occupied for seven weeks.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_1989

    Trudeau.2 is uneducated and naive. He must also be narcissistic to think he’s qualified to be the Prime Minister of Canada.

    He might make a good drama teacher and even a mediocre MP, but that’s about it.

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