I’ll be supporting Trudeau in the upcoming election, voting for the Liberal candidate in my riding. For me Trudeau’s by far the best of the candidates for that job.
I like most of what Trudeau has said and done. He’s the anti-Trump.
The CBC Front Burner podcast has the best overview I’ve heard of Trudeau as Prime Minister, so far. They interview Aaron Wherry, author of PROMISE AND PERIL: JUSTIN TRUDEAU IN POWER (Aug 2019).
Some of his biggest problems were self-inflicted. For example:
- a vacation he and his family took to Aga Khan IV‘s private island in the Bahamas
- his political, fashion blunders in India
For me Trudeau’s most damaging scandal was attempting to influence Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould concerning an ongoing prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. Rather than trying to save jobs at a criminal company, he should have taken the high road.
That said, SNL-Lavalin is not a deal breaker for me. Bombardier is an even worse corrupt Quebec corporation.
Worse for me, too, is Trudeau’s support of the Harper-negotiated arms deal with Saudi Arabia. He should have cancelled that deal.