I don’t think it’s going to come as a huge surprise to most of you, but I’m not actually a big fan of Justin Trudeau. He’s a nice guy. Genial. Good looking. Happy. Lovely family. Can take punches and land them, too.
But as a political leader? Yeesh. I’ve looked and I’ve looked and I see no there there. No strong ideas. No memorable policy statements. A great deal of style, but – so far – no actual substance.
Now I could be wrong. It’s happened before. Maybe he does have a secret stash of good solid substance hidden somewhere. If so, I can’t wait to see it. But until I do, I won’t be taking him seriously, no matter how popular he is with Ezra. I mean, er… Well, you know what I mean.
If I were advising him, I’d suggest he look up to a great Liberal prime minister, a man who understood what Canada was based on, how it had been founded, and what it needed to be a great, peaceful, prosperous nation. He’s the one who said: “Canada is free, and freedom is its nationality”. A man who features on our money, an intellectual and political giant (well, among politicians anyway).
That’s right, Justin: Go read up on Wilfrid Laurier, and try to follow his example. You’re welcome!