Canada's two Justins. One a youthful shining star on the international stage and the other carrying a political torch forward in his native land, a
torch he inherited from his mother, who sometimes bridled at the strictures and formalism of the political life she shared with her husband, Prime
Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
The former Prime Minister is gone many years and there is no heir in sight for the mantle of grace that he once wore lightly and stylishly into
Canadian political battles, particularly the battle for one Canada and for citizens with hearts big enough to embrace a big country.
Margaret's son Justin recently allowed his mind to plod into this difficult area of national concern when he quoted himself, saying,
“And I always say that if I ever believed Canada was really the Canada of Stephen Harper and we were going against abortion and going against
gay marriage, and we were going backward in 10,000 different ways, maybe I’d think of wanting to make Quebec a country.”
There's a fighter for you. Pouty boy makes a threat.
I wonder if similar considerations, on the personal scale went through the mind of Margaret Trudeau the night she "partied with the Stones". She
certainly pulled the rug out from under her husband that night. So there!
Following the Liberal's decimation in the last general election, Justin Trudeau said that it was time to reorganize the "bagmen". It wasn't a poverty
of ideas that sunk them, it was just poverty, according to Justin.
The Liberals lost because not enough influence was being peddled, I assume he meant. Undoubtedly he was right, but that's not the kind of talk we want
from an apple that should have landed somewhere close to the family tree.
How about some fresh political ideas Justin and that doesn't mean blather that you absorbed as a teenager around the dinner table as your father tried
to explain to your mother . . . ,uh, forget it.
The article in the Star tells us that:
Bloc Québécois MPs welcomed “with open arms” what they described as Trudeau’s realization that Quebec’s values are not shared by the
federal government or the rest of the country.
This section should have been titled, Endangered Political Movement Pounces on Useful Idiot
Justin must be a fabulous drama teacher. He has wonderful timing. Just as the final curtain is about to fall, he struts onto the stage with a comedy
vignette from Act I.
He's a peach is Justin. Peaches don't fall far from the tree either, in this case his mother's tree.
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