Tofino trip may only hasten Trudeau’s departure

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Justin Trudeau’s non-negotiable visit to Tofino on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation does more than remind us of his sense of entitlement and his long-standing poor judgment. This tells us that he may not be prime minister for much longer.

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A futile election, a lack of new initiatives and a different economy all point to Trudeau’s departure before the next election. The latest family vacation embarrassment could hasten the move.

The liberal leader should not be surprised that indigenous leaders across the country reacted With “shock and dismay”, as the Native Women’s Association of Canada called it, for her decision to introduce a brief holiday to a day of commemoration and reflection created by her own government.

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Trudeau apologizes to BC First Nation for Tofino beach vacation

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In political terms, the timing is particularly unfortunate for Trudeau, as it reminds Liberal supporters of something they may already be wondering: is it time to switch horses.

After all, it is a political leader who is unwilling to let repeated public perception, or the law for that matter, get in the way of his will: a trip to the private island in the Bahamas. Violation conflict of interest act; His absurd attempts to secure a plea deal for SNC-Lavalin, which Violation conflict of interest act; The only source contract for the WE charity that nearly toppled his government.

While the prime minister usually brags about his wrong decisions, this time Mr Trudeau apologized. Of course he was really sorry. But at the same time, he must have felt that he was starting to run away from political life.

He declared that the election of 20 September was the most important since World War II (it was not); that the Parliament had become inactive (this had not happened); And it needed a new mandate (the mandate was still fresh). Result: Carbon copy of the previous minority parliament. September 20 will forever be known as the election of a waste of time.

Nor did the Liberals put forward any governing agenda other than continuing to implement the old one, which was so severely hampered by Mr Trudeau’s decision to dissolve parliament.

Government will continue efforts to reduce carbon emissions through taxation and other means; It will complete agreements with provinces for a national $10-day child-care plan; It will continue efforts to bring clean drinking water into stock; It would also reintroduce legislation to regulate streaming services and the Internet and ban conversion therapy on children – legislation that would be law by Christmas, the liberals just kept ruling.

Some of the new initiatives contained in his platform – such as a commitment to build 100,000 affordable housing units and hire 50,000 long-term caregivers – could easily be included in the next federal budget.

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This is not to downplay Mr. Trudeau’s achievements, which are impressive: serious action on climate change; Action to improve the lives and rights of indigenous peoples; a national child care plan; Protecting lives and the economy during the world’s worst crisis since the Second Great War (of Canada) death rate has been down compared to most developed countries during the pandemic).

but he is one Unknown leader, and the Tofino incident would make him more unpopular. His party’s share in the popular vote has eroded with each election. (Not so long ago, I would have told you that it is nearly impossible for a political party to form a government with only 32.6 percent of the popular vote, which the Liberals took last month.) His government appears to have ended. . Idea. And economic concerns seem to be rising once again. Mr Trudeau – “Budget Will Balance” on one’s own,“”I do not think about it monetary policy“- Not much interest in the economy.

The Liberal leader has plenty of time to carry on any part of the last-minute legacy and then announce his departure, giving the party plenty of time to choose a new leader and prepare for the election.

After that, he can take all the holidays he wants and no one will say anything.

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