The son of one of our staunchest federalist prime ministers, Justin Trudeau, told a radio audience in Quebec that under certain circumstances he “would think of wanting to make Quebec a country.” He reportedly said this during an interview on Radio-Canada. So, is this Trudeau a separatist or a separatist sympathiser?
Here’s what the member of parliament for Papineau in Quebec told the French-language CBC interviewer:
“I always say that if, at a given time, I believed that Canada was really the Canada of Stephen Harper, and that we were going against abortion, that we were going against gay marriage, that we were moving backwards in 10,000 different ways, maybe I would think of wanting to make Quebec a country.”
According to today’s National Post, “Rattled by the response his remarks drew, on Tuesday, Mr. Trudeau declared his love for Canada.”
This man is no longer a kid and cannot be excused for such a remark. How would he expect the remark would be interpreted? I’ve no doubt he knew exactly what he was saying and meant every word. Apparently, if he can’t convince enough Canadians to reject Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s conservative policies, Trudeau will reject Canada.
Last year, while in the the House of Commons, he called Peter Kent a “piece of shit.” Before that, he criticized the Tories for labelling honour killings “barbaric.” On both occasions he seemed to have second thoughts and retracted and/or apologised for his unfortunate comments. It seems to me, though, Justin Trudeau’s political judgement fails him far too often.
Is this boy-man really ready for prime time?