10.01.2012 07:56 AM

Trudeau: words worth heeding

On the politics of destruction, on strong central government, on wealth and ideas, on having fun.

My God Almighty, I miss this man.

16 Comments

  1. Kelly says:

    “Strengthen the constitution in order that we have a real existence…”

    Exactly. A real national government of a real country. Not the country of BC, or Saskatchewan or Quebec or Alberta.

    Peter Lougheed said it best…”I am a Canadian first, Albertan second.” How many Conservative MPs could honestly utter similar words? Mr. Trudeau understood there will always be small minded petty men and women who want to control their own little fiefdoms at the expense of the nation.

    After you’ve had a chance to live work and study in a variety of provinces and regions of this country you quickly realize how tragic it is to see so-called national leaders pit one region against another or to weaken the national government or publicly vilify segments of civil society or take the wod of foreign governments over your own citizens when Canadians get in trouble abroad.

    If Pierre Trudeau were alive today and made a return to politics he would absolutely wipe the floor with the punks and phonies running the country and several provinces today. Would it ever be fun to watch.

  2. Jean-Paul Murray says:

    Comforting to read honest support for a true political champion.

    Loved the comment above: “If Pierre Trudeau were alive today and made a return to politics he would absolutely wipe the floor with the punks and phonies running the country and several provinces today. Would it ever be fun to watch.”

    How utterly true …

  3. steve w says:

    Who is the interviewer?

  4. Cynical says:

    Remember when it was easy to be proud of being Canadian?
    Not a perfect PM, but a great one.

  5. steve says:

    He was totally right on the NEP, no wonder the CIA liked Mulroney better.

    • Raymond says:

      You would have a very different opinion had you been employed in the energy sector c. 1980.

      • Kelly says:

        North Sea and Alaskan Slope oil crashed the price of oil and did more damage. As has a dumb dependence on us Midwest refineries and the current -$20 discount we get compared to works prices — you know, the kind Ontario and Quebec pay for lots of the oil they use. But believe the Houston funded propaganda if you like.

  6. Billy Boy says:

    I thought you were a fan of Justin’s. This kind of thing just highlights the chasm between father and son and makes it more difficult for JT to exploit the family name.

  7. Patrick says:

    More thoughtful and thought provoking in that 7 minutes than any politician in the last 20 years. Honestly, for good and bad, what politician has matched Mr. Trudeau for thought and the expression of those thoughts since he has been gone.
    To be fair, this type of politician demands much of the citizen and a rest is needed after such a tumultuous time of change.
    Perhaps this is why there is a jump in the heart beat with Justin. Perhaps the nation is rested and willing to move beyond the corporate cries of can’t, won’t, shouldn’t, and haven’t and is ready to engage in being part of the on going process of nation building.
    Trudeau, the elder, always seemed to be about possibilities, for the nation and ourselves.
    Trudeau the younger, has us wondering what is possible with him and how that will transpire for us as a nation.

  8. Patrick says:

    Oh, an edit button would be nice. Just to correct the typos, missed words, run on sentences and general incoherence that’s always obvious AFTER you “submit”

  9. Pete says:

    If you lance the boil sanity might return…no guarantees though

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