Justin Trudeau has his mother’s looks – and his father’s dodgy economics

Canada’s new PM is a media darling. You can expect that to change when the bill arrives

“…In office, Trudeau immediately established himself — like his neighbour, Barack Obama — as a master of hopey-changey stuff. In his first cabinet, he ensured that 15 of the 30 ministers were women. When asked why gender parity was important, he said laconically, with more than a batsqueak of smugness: ‘Because it’s 2015.’

There are worries, however, that for all his high-minded razzmatazz Trudeau is letting the economy go to, erm, pot. His government has promised to sign big cheques for the showy, caring policies he backed in the build-up to the last election. The National Bank of Canada puts the cost of Trudeau’s public projects over the next four years at £47 billion. He plans to raise that through pie-in-the-sky, Miliband-Corbynista measures: a tax hike on the top 1 per cent; the cancellation of child benefit for millionaires; an end to tax loopholes; and a touching faith in the multiplier effect of government spending.

  • G

    I don’t expect the media’s opinion of him to change when the bill comes in. It won’t. They are cut from the same cloth. Spoiled, self indulgent, self righteous brats.

    • Most of the media dreams of a job in government as security, whether at the CBC or working in “communications” etc.

      It is in their interest to serve as Justin’s PR machine as he will ensure their well being.

      • Waffle

        The benefits plus the gold-plated pension are the prize.

  • CaligulaJones

    My working theory is that the Liberal leaders have told PM Zoolander that he should just keep doing what he does best: campaigning. Get out there, kiss babies, take some selfies, keep giving “blow job” interviews.

    In the meantime, they stay in Ottawa and do what winning parties do: change the locks, fire the Tory appointments, hire Liberals, and steal the silverware.

  • ontario john

    Yes, Kerry has said yesterday that Canada and the U.S. don’t need pipelines going across the border, but Trudeau and Obama will be announcing joint global warming tax scams today. So Western Canada is screwed by the Liberals again.

  • simus1

    The Liberals peekaboo fake refugee nonsense would seem to be someone’s bright idea of a method to clog the media toilet. Keeping anyone getting too interested too early on in all the ways they are really preparing to screw us would be a prudent step in shortening the coming shitstorm.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Funny thing, 15 of 31 is not 50%

    yay for Liberal math

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Decibels of Pi, baby.

  • k1962

    How can he be anyone’s darling? He sounds so dumb.

  • Jay Devvy

    Trudeau always goes on business trips not only with his wife but also with children and two nannies. Children go with him in order that he could sit with them in front of cameras because Trudeau likes to do different selfies and knows how to get pricked brainless housewives. Nannies services are paid from the state budget, not from his own pocket

  • Jay Devvy

    Oh, how they are the same