, 03.05.2018 08:26 AM

Column: Justin – enough, already

Dear Justin:

You don’t mind if we call you Justin, do you? In other circumstances, we’d call you “Prime Minister,” but – to be perfectly candid – your Indian family vacation wasn’t terribly Prime Ministerial.

The complications arising from that trip continue to be felt, too. On Wednesday morning of last week – on what is, generally speaking, the most important full day of the selling of any federal budget – the government of India formally responded to the conspiracy theory that you and your senior officials have been attempting to peddle back home: namely, that the presence of Jaspar Atwal in your entourage was the fault of the Indian government. Not yours.

Atwal, as everyone in Canada and India know by now, attempted to murder an Indian cabinet minister in 1986, and was convicted for that, and jailed for that. Anyone with access to Google knew all about it. But you – with your access to the RCMP and CSIS and whatnot – somehow didn’t.

Equally, everyone here and over in India knows, by now, that Atwal was an active member of the benign-sounding Sikh Youth Federation, which has been classified as “a terrorist organization” since at least 2003. By the Canadian government. By the government that, you know, you ostensibly lead.

Anyway, Justin, you brought along Atwal on your National Lampoon’s Indian Family Vacation, and permitted him to be photographed alongside your wife and your cabinet ministers. And then, when the media found out who he really was, and the proverbial hit the fan, here’s who you said was to blame:

India’s government. And, um, one of your own backbench MPs.

Seriously, that’s what you said. You frantically put together one of those clichéd “anonymous senior official” briefings, and blamed India. And you, personally, blamed the backbencher. (Unbeknownst to the rest of us, this backbench MP wielded tremendous power. More, possibly, than even you.)

Now, at this point, Justin, it is worth pointing out two things. One, India is the world’s largest democracy, a co-member of the Commonwealth, and – until last week, perhaps – a close ally of Canada. Two, we’ve been trying to generate more trade with India since the “election” of the Mango Mussolini to the South.

But India is angry with you, Justin. They are livid. Last Wednesday morning, in fact, they took the extraordinary step of issuing a formal statement about your Atwal grassy knoll theory, and said:

“[We] categorically state that the Government of India, including the security agencies, had nothing to do with the presence of Jaspal Atwal at the event hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner in Mumbai or the invitation issued to him for the Canadian High Commissioner’s reception in New Delhi. Any suggestion to the contrary is baseless and unacceptable.”

Categorically, Justin. In diplomatic terms, that is the adjectival equivalent of “you’re a damn liar.”

And: “baseless and unacceptable.” That, too, is the Government of India saying – in the nicest possible way – that your government is deceitful, dishonest and insincere.

Now, as you are possibly aware, the Griswold-like excursion to the vast subcontinent was not without other shameful moments. There was that clip of you, now a GIF seen by untold millions, prancing about like a deranged extra in a bad Bollywood music video.

There was that photo of you and your family, dressed up in the finest Indian finery, eyes pressed shut, hands raised in in prayer. (With the exception of a possibly-mortified Xavier who, like any good pre-teen, looked very much like he wished he was back home, playing Call of Duty and Snapchatting with his friends about how his parents are dorks.)

Nobody was impressed, Justin. Nobody. Canadians were deeply embarrassed, in a way that they haven’t been since Joe Clark famously lost his luggage and walked into a bayonet. No less than the Washington Post, even, advised you and yours to “stop trying so hard.” And: “The Canadian first family’s posey, soap-opera style namastes…Vanity Fair compared the Trudeaus’ garb to Donald Trump’s taste in interior decorating. India’s Outlook magazine said it ‘was too Indian even for an Indian’.”

Ouch.

In other words, Justin, your Indian imbroglio was not just a diplomatic disaster – it was a Twitter train-wreck, too.

(And you know what we are all starting to suspect? We’re all wondering if, for you, the latter is a far bigger deal than the former. That, you know, you regard governance as a series of Instagram moments, interrupted only by bedtime and meals.)

Time to grow up, Justin. Quite a few of us have had it with this bullshit.

Sincerely,

Pretty Much Everyone, Including People Who Voted For You Like Me

81 Comments

  1. Ron Benn says:

    The people who cast Justin Trudeau in the role of Prime Minister might want to reconsider that decision. He is good at reading and emoting a script, but not so much at impromptu theatre.

    • Craigslist austin says:

      A drama teacher who likes to dress up, can easily fake any emotion and reads from a script, who would have guessed?

    • The great country Canada i came to 40yrs ago is going down the drain. No class, no values.
      Had Harper continued we would have had a different and a better Canada.

  2. Des says:

    The trip was certainly bad for his image. Perhaps even worse were the statements made after the fact such as having a press conference in India giving some details about the conspiracy, but not providing any testimony in Canada because the details are “top secret” and “confidential”. There was a point at which I thought Goodale was the only competent cabinet member outside of Freeland. But now I think Freeland is probably the only adult in the room (I think she may even have the stuff to be PM).

    JT’s image has eroded over the last couple of weeks and I don’t think will get any better unless they (‘they’ meaning the PMO) can get over their own arrogance and confidence that they can do no wrong. Maybe this will get them to draft two statements re: the result on the Morneau ethics investigation. One for each outcome so they don’t have JT or BM trotting to the podium “trying to re-organize the thoughts”. Isn’t there something else that will erode the image to the point-of-no-return, though?

    • Luke says:

      Don’t forget about Jane Phillpot. She seems to get meaningful work done while transcending stupid talking points and having a mind of her own.

    • Gyor says:

      Nafta’s desolving in slow motion and Canada is getting hit with tarriffs on steel and aluminium, I think Freeland is over stated.

      The Trudeau government seems to be series of disasters. Both Forum amd Ipsos have him losing to the Tories in polls. Ipsos even has the NDP at 21% , which frakely better then they’ve done in a long while.

    • Vera P says:

      Freeland is an idiot…who has pissed off the US Negotiator – just check the body language…he keeps his distance. Commented on her hard stand of reporting the US to the WTO about the lumber…how NOT to make friends. When she was on Bill Mahr’s show, it was embarrassing how quickly she was dismissed as a dippy broad. No, she cannot be PM…please!

  3. Luke says:

    Oh man, some good quips in here:
    “National Lampoon’s Indian Family Vacation”
    “Mango Mussolini”

    I’m not politically involved to the extent that you and (I gather) most of your readership is. I imagine that is the reason I am still willing to wait, probably until the end of this mandate, to decide if I’m fully fed up. Because it seems some important things are happening, particularly with seemingly forward-looking changes to the approach to indigenous relations, funding for science, and (possibly) this pharmacare business. Come the next election, I’ll have sorted out what I think of this government and its leader. What I do about that will depend on the alternatives.

    But indeed, the stuff that has always bothered me about Trudeau is still bothering me. Unlike some, I don’t believe for a moment that he is stupid or an utter dilettante. With time, however, my concern that he is just shallow is growing instead of abating. That is a problem for me. I was hoping/believing that the obsession with image was just a political tool that appeared to be working, but it seems instead to be something bigger (and worse) than that for him. Worse especially when executed so badly.

    • Jim says:

      You’ve nicely encapsulated my feelings. Policy-wise, they aren’t perfect but have done some good things. Most of what they’ve accomplished (or hope to accomplish) lines up with my beliefs. I just find their arrogance, obsession with branding, and often divisive ways of communication so incredibly frustrating. I really don’t want to vote for them, but the options are considerably worse.

      • SiddonS says:

        What is so wrong about “the options”..I find it interesting that this Liberal echo chamber seems to finally recognize what “the options’ have been saying all along…this Prime Minister has appallingly poor judgement and is unfit …he is unfit because he panders to and hobnobs and takes photo ops with convicted murderers, attempted murderers, an accused facing a dozen criminal charges including sexual assault, forcible confinement and uttering death threats along with receiving benefits from billionaire lobbyists. The ethics Commissioner found him in Breach..he has broken one campaign promise after another ..he claims to be a “feminist” yet worships at a Mosque which segregates the men from the women and whose Imam preaches from a Loran that gives men instructions on how to beat their wives…the hypocrisy is appalling…

  4. Pipes says:

    LMAO-“National Lampoon’s Indian Family Vacation”, you nailed it again!

    • Gyor says:

      Yeah that was hillarious, loved it. But now I have Indian Vaction running through my head to the tune of Christmas Vaction, that theme song to National Lampoon’s Christmas Vaction.

  5. Ray says:

    Again, the look on the young fella’s face says it all.

    I’d put forward that he had a better grasp on this theater of the absurd than dad did.

  6. Peter says:

    Wow, that is one angry, witty, take down. I’m standing by waiting for Scott to dismiss you as a right-wing toady and Robert to ask why you care what a bunch of angry old Indian guys think.

    • Robert White says:

      I don’t care if everyone blames CSIS & PMO, but from my perspective of CSEC they are likely spot on with advice. And CSEC handles the foreign intelligence here. Also, Trudeau can micromanage everything himself so I don’t get my everyone has their knickers-in-a-knot enough to seriously think that the PM should really take any of these complaints seriously. Frankly, and I really do respect Warren’s perspectives, the whole thing strains credulity in so far as none of us can expect Trudeau to be accountable for every stupid political fiasco that the media picks up on to muddy his character. I see bad press and quite a bit of Ipsos polling about how unimpressed everyone is but I don’t see much past that.

      Journalists are pushing on string for this non-issue, methinks.

      Patriarchy in the Caste system of India is way worse than the angry old white dudes can manifest in Ontario, or CANADA, Peter. Angry old Indian dudes probably think qualitatively similar to the angry white dudes here. I try not to follow their mindsets.

      RW

      • Peter says:

        Patriarchy in the Caste system of India is way worse than the angry old white dudes can manifest in Ontario, or CANADA, Peter.

        Robert, are you saying that angry old Indian guys are worse than angry old white guys in Canada? I’m calling the Human Rights Commission.

        • Peter says:

          Sorry. Robert, as you seem to be the expert on this subject, how do angry old Sikh guys fit into the mix?

          • Robert White says:

            I was actually invited to do a Ph.D in Cross Cultural Experimental Psychology at the UofH Manoa Campus by the Director of Clinical Studies UofH Manoa in 1995.

            I could not afford to attend at $200,000.00 in projected costs so I declined, Peter. Had I known that you would ask me this question I would have asked the Chartered Banks in CANADA.

            Sorry, but I can’t help you on that question, Peter.

            RW

        • Robert White says:

          Could you tell the Canadian Human Rights Commission that the Corporation of the City of Ottawa just summarily removed my Transportation Costs from my BASIC NEEDS ASSESSMENT on Anti-social Assistance, and that that is in contravention to the federally guaranteed MOBILITY RIGHTS clause under our Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms, Peter?

          Ask them why they transferred federal jurisdiction to the partisan provinces?

          I want my pound of flesh, Peter. Please tell them that will you, buddy?

          Signed, Impoverished & living in an urban slum of Ottawa at the behest of corporatist tyranny!!!!

          Where is old Marvin Mitchelson?

          I want a divorce from tyrant corporatists & concomitant bureaucracy.

          RW

      • The Doctor says:

        “Non-issue”. You’re funny.

    • Luke says:

      Scott would never do such a thing.

    • Brine says:

      And I’m waiting for the tweet from Gerald Butts accusing WK of being a nazi.

  7. billg says:

    I just heard our Prime Ministers press conference in regards to the US Presidents steel and alum tariffs, everyone should listen to it, its not only embarrassing but its the most cringe worthy audio you’ll hear from someone who is supposed to be our County’s leader. “Um, ah, well, um, we sell steel to them, and, um, they, ah, sell steel to us”. Its not the optics anymore that should concern everyone, its the absolute emptiness of this man. I’m happy with Prime Minister Goodale or Prime Minister Freeland, but, this guy in power now should scare the most biased of Liberal supporter.

    • Peter says:

      That’s very worrisome and not just for Liberals. The gauntlet Trump threw down is a serious matter that could effect a lot of Canadians. It calls for a very skilled and intense political and diplomatic response. (N.B.–NOT a flurry of anti-Trump rhetoric). It could be the test JT needs to repair his image, but if it is really beyond him, we could be in big trouble.

      • Fred from BC says:

        ” The gauntlet Trump threw down is a serious matter that could effect a lot of Canadians.”

        As it was revealed today, that was just Donald Trump being Donald Trump, and doing what he does best: negotiating. Apparently it’s right out of his books, this tactic of appearing outrageous and intractable, then ‘walking it back’ to a more reasonable position; he claims that when you start from a position like that, you end up with more than you would have otherwise gotten (I suppose the downside is that some people might just cancel negotiations outright, fearing that they are dealing with a lunatic and no reasonable deal would be possible anyway).

  8. Doug says:

    Trudeau has always been a light weight, but the media ran interference for him. If that cover fades, which seems to be happening, look for more gaffes to come to light.

    • Troy from Alberta says:

      Sorry, I am a conservative here, but your comment really stopped me in my tracks. So you are saying you are ok with the media hiding and playing down all the stupid things this unqualified man (if I can say that) does?

  9. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    That guy, Kinsella, sure knows how to get to the point.

  10. Ned Ludd says:

    A devilishly good column, Sir.

    If I were the current Liberal brain trust, I would be calling in the likes of yourself, and former PM Jean Chretien on advice on how to get the current train wreck back on track, stat. Undersell and over perform should be the mantra for the remainder of the gov’ts term. As well, a lock should be placed on the PM’s tickle trunk for the remainder of his term.

    Hubris of the PMO, and the PM’s love of the limelight will most likely prevent this, however.
    They may be intelligent, but they are lacking the one thing(shown only too well by the ham-fisted handling of the Atwal affair) that only time and experience can bring: wisdom.

    I suspect this gov’t is only a couple more major gaffes away from self-immolation. If so, they will have no one to blame except for themselves.

  11. matt says:

    “…interrupted only by bedtime and meals.” Yikes.

    Had the Tories had that line during the 2015 campaign…folks would have said it was too harsh.

    Anyways, reading the comments here, all I can say is I would love a Freeland/Philpott ticket. I want to vote for adults. Not Student Council.

  12. P. Brenn says:

    ..where are his handlers in pmo or his fellow cabinet ministers who might have his ear …does he not listen to advice or is he just getting bad counsel here…

  13. Elijah says:

    I voted for him too, but I’m starting to lose faith in a big way. What I really want is a Chretien government. I’d even take a Paul Martin government (sorry, Warren). I want a fiscally pragmatic, socially progressive government with a leader that doesn’t feel like a detached rich kid who, not so secretly, believes he was destined to be PM. I want a leader that has had to worry about paying a bill, or paying off a credit card. That counts for a lot and shapes the way you think about finances. I want a leader that doesn’t go into an over the top acting mode when he gives a speech, while delivering feel good platitudes about equality. I support those things, but with Trudeau it feels like meaningless jargon more than ever.

    I’m starting to feel apathetic about Canadian leadership again. I can’t stomach someone like Andrew Scheer, or the Harper doctrine he seeks to continue and the NDP will spend us into a dark hole larger than the current one.

    How much more will we balloon the federal deficit to handle a trade war that Trudeau should have seen coming the day Trump was elected?

    Having never had to worry about paying a bill, I worry that his unending youthful idealism – the kind that comes when you spend your formative years on a $2000 monthly stipdend from your father – will rob him of the pragmatism that makes the Liberal party desirable for so many.

    His nativity worked during the good times, but leaves him short of options during the particularly difficult period on the horizon.

    It doesn’t help that he’s expending political capital dressing up in over-the-top stereotypical outfits of foreign cultures, an act not too far removed from a world leader coming to Canada and dressing up as a mountie.

    • Pedant says:

      I can’t stomach someone like Andrew Scheer, or the Harper doctrine he seeks to continue and the NDP will spend us into a dark hole larger than the current one.

      So in other words, you’re voting Liberal again. Way to hold ’em to account.

      What’s wrong with Jagmeet Singh? Do you honestly believe that he would incur more debt than the current regime?

      Singh is a bit too left for my taste but at least he is intelligent.

      • MaryLS says:

        For that matter, what is wrong with Andrew Scheer. He is not flashy, but he is very competent. Conservative values for the most part are pretty middle of the road — with particular emphasis on an effective economy. Liberal politics are increasingly all about identity politics. It is divisive and undermines our social fabric.

  14. Steve says:

    Wow. That pretty much sums it up.

    • Montrealaise says:

      OMG that was cringe-worthy. I’ve seen him stumble in press conferences before, but never as badly as this, and never on a subject of such importance.

  15. 96H5 says:

    Someone needs to call Warren and tell him his blog’s been hacked by Russians.

  16. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Warren,

    In essence, we’re all wasting our time. If the PMO was going to course correct, they surely would have done so by now.

    Yes, they seemingly have a destiny as government but likely not the one that they think.

  17. Terence Quinn says:

    Why is everyone in panic mode here about Trudeau. The Indian trip was more about strong up his ethnic profile and trying to get some investments going both ways. At the end of the day the so called security issue is just nonsense in reality.
    Th Liberals are in a good position to create even more jobs as they push out some infrastructure money into shovel ready projects prior to Oct.2019.
    The NAFTA issue is just Trump pounding his chest and trying to intimidate both Canada and Mexico as he fights off impeachment which is coming sooner or later. NAFTA cannot be cancelled without approval of congress which is not going to happen.
    What I actually see is the Liberals shoring up certain real of the Country where votes are to be had. Alberta will be a disaster because of the two idiots who hold the Calgary seats but Quebec holds a lot of promise with the implosion of both the NDP and Bloc.
    In other words we should all chill for a awhile.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:

      Terence,

      We won’t chill. Why? Because a lot of us here actually give a damn about this government.

      • Terence Quinn says:

        Ronald, My point is that Trump is under extreme pressure to lighten up on his demands from within his own party. I think we should let that unfold as it appears to be.

        • SiddonS says:

          Atta boy Terry…you SLAVISHLY promoted this P.M. at every opportunity and basked in his limelight…now, as you start to realize your emperor really is as naked as a jaybird…you actually believe Trump and his advisors unaware that Justin is just an incompetent old infant…..be assured whatever trade agreements reached will be in the best interests of the USA as your boy wonder continues to undermine whatever traction Freeland and her comrades might have held.

    • Pedant says:

      The Liberals are doing well in Quebec because many (not all) left-leaning Quebeckers are too prejudiced to vote for the NDP. Sorry to be blunt but the polling all bears that out, with Quebec well ahead of all the other provinces in answering NO to the question of whether they would consider voting for a party with a Sikh leader. Disgraceful, really.

      I see a repeat of 1980. Liberals get slaughtered in the West and non-Golden Horseshoe Ontario, and lose most of the marginal/rural Atlantic seats. Quebec comes to the rescue, delivering 60-70 seats for PM DressUp. The problem is that Quebec comprises a smaller proportion of seats now that it did in 1980 (23% now vs 26.5% now). It may not be enough to save the Liberal majority.

  18. David says:

    I am really surprised that no one in the PMO could see that the India trip as planned could become a spectacle that could really turn people off. It was VERY poorly conceived. They really need to regroup and change communication strategies. It could be that Trudeau is to blame and went full steam ahead with this trip and made it clear that he was doing this. Regardless, I think his staff needs a major housecleaning. A lot of sloppiness lately.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:

      David,

      Kate, Gerald and Katie will sleep soundly tonight.

      That’s just the way it is. Hope they really know what they are doing, for Liberals’ sake, cause the PM needs regular doses of highly seasoned guidance.

      • David says:

        They’re not showing to be very much of a brain trust. Nobody was calling for a Trudeau extravaganza trip through India! What on earth were they thinking? The whole thing was ridiculous — and I’m a supporter of Trudeau! Terrible optics! His staff really dropped the ball. I can’t believe they thought this trip would be beneficial in any way. Butts, Telford, and Purchase (et al) have a lot of explaining to do to the party. Terrible management!

        • Terence Quinn says:

          There is no question in my mind that the Liberals will revert to being a mostly eastern based party but I don’t think they will do as badly in Ontario as you appear to think. A lot of the negative stuff in Ontario is connected to the lack of popularity of the provincial Liberal party. That issue will not be there in 2019.

          • Peter says:

            There is no question in my mind that the Liberals will revert to being a mostly eastern based party

            Oh goody, another round of regional divisions and Western alienation. Just what the country needs.

          • SiddonS says:

            Terrible Terry, you are such a dreamer…Wynne has trashed the liberal brand for a generation…the NDP will rule long before the grits ever rise again from her ashen dung heap.

  19. Coach says:

    If you think his popularity is low now, wait until the bill for his India Selfie Tour becomes public!

    • MaryLS says:

      I would be very curious about the cost of all of Trudeau’s PR stunts. PR is mostly what he does. All of the town halls essentially involved using taxpayer dollars to promote the Liberal brand. If you pay attention to Trudeau’s daily itinerary (I do) — PR is mostly what he does . . . visits to daycares, organic farms, women’s events, mosques etc. etc. How much Justin’s many photo-op trips are costing should be of interest to all Canadians. I am not sure who is running things in Ottawa — that would be a good question also, but not likely the Liberals will answer that one.

  20. Danny says:

    In other words, Justin, your Indian imbroglio was not just a diplomatic disaster – it was a Twitter train-wreck, too.
    (And you know what we are all starting to suspect? We’re all wondering if, for you, the latter is a far bigger deal than the former. )

    This. Our PM is showing himself to be the definition of dilettante. He doesn’t really want to be Prime Minister, he wants to act the role. He is not interested in the hard work, the policy wonk details, the tough decisions of being a leader. He wants to engage in political Costume Play.
    That his first real job was as a drama teacher, we might have been warned that this was coming. This is painful to watch, truly cringe-worth stuff.

  21. Brian Willy says:

    Go easy on young Xavier, Warren. That’s the next Prime Minister of Canada you’re making jokes about.

    • Warren says:

      Go easy? He looked like the only sensible one!

      • Peter says:

        Indeed. Plus the faces of the other three don’t exactly say piety and reverence. They look more like they are receiving thanks than giving it. Even decent atheists would be offended at the idea of prayer as a photo-op.

    • Pedant says:

      You completely misunderstood Warren’s comment about Xavier. He was praising what appeared to be justified embarrassment from the boy at the whole silly spectacle.

      I do think Xavier would do a better job as PM….right now. Who cares that he’s not old enough to vote? His current mental age is significantly higher than his dad’s.

  22. Pedant says:

    Warren, WHY ON EARTH didn’t your party go with Dominic LeBlanc or Marc Garneau? You’d be looking at a good, productive, centrist/centre-left 10-12 years with either of those gentlemen.

  23. Kevin says:

    “Time to grow up, Justin. Quite a few of us have had it with this bullshit.”

    Perfect. Stated in a two-sentence summation.

  24. Lyndon Dunkley says:

    Justin is basically becoming the Melania of the North – hates his new role, living arrangements, spouse, the questioning of his intelligence, the constant scrutinization and the continued delving into his ex-escort past*. I think he really just wants to go back to his old life of fun and frivolity without any responsibility.

    * – note to libel lawyers: artistic license

  25. Warren says:

    Hey, Scott: you sound like a Martinite.

    Buzz off. You are not welcome here.

  26. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Scott,

    You can relate to the fact that some people around this space are life-long Liberals, dyed in the wool. If we’re going to talk disrespect and deliberately burning bridges, how about that guy who lied face to face about a Liberal nomination after previously claiming otherwise…

  27. Pedant says:

    Christie Blatchford’s column today. Apparently the stories coming out of this ill-fated trip aren’t yet over.

    http://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-more-liberal-gaffes-uncovered-from-trudeaus-not-so-excellent-india-visit

    Heavy drinking at the reception hosted by Canada’s high commissioner rendered the vibe more ‘spring break’ than formal diplomacy

    The National Post has also learned that Surrey, B.C., MP Randeep Sarai and Winnipeg MP Kevin Lamoureux posed for pictures with a former Punjab state cabinet minister who is under investigation for his role in an international drug cartel.

  28. Bob Hunter says:

    Lol their sons face tells the story……

  29. Robert says:

    This is just another example that shows that Justin ‘was just not ready’

  30. Jamie MacMaster says:

    Gee! If only the electorate had known that Justin was shallow, stupid, self-obsessed and incompetent BEFORE the election, eh?
    I mean, it’s too bad there wasn’t evidence that his resume was as blank as his stare; that he had absented himself from parliament to pick up five-figure speaking fees from charities and schools; that, like all children, he really liked dressing up in costumes; that the only thing he liked better than mirrors was cameras.

    Eyes wide open.

  31. Lawrence Hall says:

    The expression on poor Xavier’s face is one of existential despair.

  32. Carter Duchesney says:

    The picture says it all. His 11 year old son Xavier seems to be the only sensible person. He looks extremely uncomfortable with the fake piety.

  33. Jason says:

    Liberals knew he was unqualified when they voted him into office. You knew he had neither the qualifications nor experience to lead a country. Had you done an honest examination of his background and ‘thoughts’ that are all over the internet for all to see, you would have seen that he is chronic underachiever with low to middling intelligence, at best.
    But you didn’t. Getting rid of Harper and restoring your ‘natural governing party’ were more important.
    Well, you reap what you sow. Fk you very much for hoisting this preening, vapid, virtue signalling frat-boy on the country.

  34. Duke Magoo says:

    Good lord, I find myself agreeing with one of the left’s leading wise-guys.

    I can live with a government I didn’t want, but this Trudeau thing … isn’t a government, it’s a frat house full of C, D and F students who will NOT graduate, but are having the time of their lives.

    Trudeau must be gotten rid of.

  35. SiddonS says:

    What is so wrong about “the options”..I find it interesting that this Liberal echo chamber seems to finally recognize what “the options’ have been saying all along…this Prime Minister has appallingly poor judgement and is unfit …he is unfit because he panders to and hobnobs and takes photo ops with convicted murderers, attempted murderers, an accused facing a dozen criminal charges including sexual assault, forcible confinement and uttering death threats along with receiving benefits from billionaire lobbyists. The ethics Commissioner found him in Breach..he has broken one campaign promise after another ..he claims to be a “feminist” yet worships at a Mosque which segregates the men from the women and whose Imam preaches from a Loran that gives men instructions on how to beat their wives…the hypocrisy is appalling…

  36. Mongo says:

    AMAZING!!
    The media that shamelessly fluffed Justin for years finally raised their heads and realized what conservatives knew for years: Trudea is a brainless fop.

    Good dog!

  37. Dave McG says:

    Does anyone else think the Shiny Prime Minister looks (and acts) like Cousin Balki from the 80s sitcom “Perfect Strangers?”

  38. Dave says:

    Dear Warren,

    A lot has happened in the past few months, just recently read your article:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/warren-kinsella/trudeau-next-federal-election_a_23002579/

    Do you still think he’ll win? Do you really think Wynne has a chance this June? You can only mess up for so long until the people will give someone else a try.

    Dave

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