After Justin Trudeau and the Liberals surprised the country with a majority government, Trudeau uttered those famous and dubious words “We’re back.” The significance and meaning of these words becomes a little more apparent every day he and his government underperform.
A veritable litany of broken promises, misplaced priorities, reckless spending and scandals are becoming more reality than perception for this government. Trudeau may well have undercut himself greatly in the pre-election campaign with his misleading and reckless promises made to voters and special interest groups, many of whom have now quickly become impatient as they see little hope of these promises being kept. In his incessant obsession with diversity and gender equality Trudeau seems to have overlooked the equal importance of competence with the resultant mediocrity on full display by a number of his cabinet choices. Waffling on electoral reform and inaction on promises to the First Nations are but two examples of his inaction which is fueling the increasing impatience by many of his voters. His campaign promise of three consecutive years of only 10 billion dollar deficits has proved to be a preposterous work of fiction as the deficit hit 29 billion in the first year of this government. You can use your imagination to project what the deficit will be after four years. Particularly disturbing is that in his first 100 days in
office out of a total of $5.3 billion in spending $4.3 billion was spend outside of Canada, pushing back important spending priorities in Canada.
Media darling status is rapidly fading for this “sunny ways” Prime Milnister. Canadians want a Prime Minister who demonstrates leadership, competence and putting Canadian interests first. A generous man might give Trudeau and his government a grade of “C” but that might well be overly generous based on his performance to date. Unless he starts delivering on promises he can expect lower grades yet.
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