by Garfield Marks
Justin Trudeau, “The Great Pretender.”
The Prime Minister has six months to redeem himself or he will go down as a “One Hit Wonder” in Canadian history.
You may suggest it was the silver spoon that distorted his reality or too much stardom at too young an age, but it might be just a stubborn refusal to learn.
The idea of Trudeau as “The Great Pretender” came to me when he talked of protecting minority rights but refused to speak English to a woman seeking English services in Quebec.
It continued through the India trip with the numerous costume changes. The handling of the Indigenous protester at a $1,500-a-plate fund raiser. Then we cannot forget the SNC/Lavalin fiasco, the Norman trial, the demotion of Jody Wilson-Raybould and character assassination. To name but a few.
Sunny ways was just an election gimmick, feminism appears to be a political façade and reconciliation just a front. I am hoping this will be proven wrong. Time will tell.
My opinion seems to be leaning towards our Prime Minister being not the micro-manager that Harper was and that Justin Trudeau loves the stage more than Harper did; in those two ways he is different. But he leaves behind collateral damage.
So in the next six months, he is going to have to show his mettle, quit being mule headed, apologize to his victims, revisit his promises, stand up for what he told us he would stand up for, or follow the Conservative retort and become a drama teacher again.
Sorry, but from now on, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not be able to open doors with just a smile. The star has dimmed; now he has to earn his pay and our votes. I do think he can do it, if he wants it.