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Monday, November 10, 2008

Is there hope yet for the "Trudeau" name?

If you're a regular reader, you'll know that the more I learn about PET, the more I dislike him.

But after reading today's Globe & Mail article about Justin, I must say... if he sticks to the path he taking so far, there may yet be a positive legacy for the name "Trudeau".
"What Justin Trudeau is doing is taking much the opposite route of his legendary father, who was handed a safe riding in Montreal without having to worry about knocking on doors and then handed a cabinet position shortly after arriving in Ottawa. Pierre Trudeau never had to concern himself with grassroots stuff thereafter. Justin Trudeau wants to do it his own way, from the bottom up."
A little hard work at the grassroots level, rather than an ivory tower mentality of his father, might just be a positive thing for the country, down the road.

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  • At Mon. Nov. 10, 11:45:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Roy Eappen said…

    Unfortunaely the petit dauphin has repeatedly said that his dad's policies are complete and need no changing. Hardly hopeful

  • At Mon. Nov. 10, 12:54:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    He doesn't have a choice - Trudeau name or not, nobody would hand an important position to someone whose sole professional accomplishment, at age 38, is a few years' teaching at a private school. When his father was his age, he had far, far greater credentials, as one of the leading intellectuals of his generation.
    And he didn't exactly choose to run in his riding, either (which, by the way, always voted Liberal prior to 2006). When Justin Trudeau first announced his foray into politics, there was a lot of grumbling from Liberal party insiders who told the francophone media, anonymously, that young Trudeau expected to be handed the prestigious Liberal stronghold of Outremont.
    The G & M seems to be enthralled by this generation of Trudeaus - a few weeks ago, they ran an article on Justin's wife which read as though it belonged in celebrity-worshipping mag Hello!

  • At Mon. Nov. 10, 02:39:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Saro said…

    Its good to hear that Justin is not relying on his name, but rather working hard like every other MP to get elected. From the bottom up

  • At Mon. Nov. 10, 07:47:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous A. N. Onymous said…

    I agree with anonymous above, the whelp of Trudeau is taking 'the hard road' because his party didn't allow him to take the easy one. Making a virtue of necessity is much like painting a turd red and calling it a rose. In what substantive ways do his policies differ from those of his communist father, or his hero Castro?

  • At Wed. Nov. 12, 01:40:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Konrad said…

    'anonymous', can we get away from calling everyone who supports government services a 'communist'? I confer that the Canadian welfare state is overblown in some respects, and that Trudeau practised 'cultural Marxism' - but even the Conservatives support garbage collection (how 'communist') and capitalism would be a charred corpse if it hadn't incorporated socialistic elements in the twentieth century.


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