"milquetoast"?? When Trump was trying to impress everyone about his dealmaking, Trudeau, Freeland et al. stood firm and ended up with a new NAFTA that didn't involve major concessions. The Conservatives, and Harper the puppet master, would have given in early in the process. Trudeau also stood up to Trump's bullying, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum. Our PM is respected around the world (unless you believe doctored videos). Not only that, but Justin Trudeau has a solid marriage and great kids.
I'm sure rjag that you consider Justin Trudeau effete. He stands for things with which you don't agree at all. You will never like him, and I'm sure you will look for any flaw or misstep and do all you can to magnify it. But when I look around at what used to be our unassailable allies, even role models, and I see what is happening in the U.S. and U.K., I am doubly grateful to have a leader like Justin Trudeau on this Canada Day.
Have a good one rjag.
And thats why we live in one of the most desired places in the world...our ability to have an opinion and to make it without fear of retribution from the authorities.
I have a different perspective on Trudeau than you...thats allowed, just like you Harper bashed and implied he was a weak negotiator on the international stage, I'll disagree with that statement. I would never bring up his family, thats the domain of trolls
The new Nafta is simply the old Nafta renamed with a few tweaks and doesnt reflect the new economy... it was Harpers Govt that did all the heavy lifting for the Eu trade agreement...and lets not forget our current poor relationship with India and China. I dont post fake videos of JT and have no need for confirmation bias. Even his own party are distancing themselves, lots of examples of new election signs and pamphlets etc being printed where his picture and name are missing a la Jagmeet/NDP I admit Scheer is likely equally ineffective, I dont have a problem saying that, I would rather have seen Rona Ambrose but thats another topic.
I stand by my opinion that he is milquetoast, he is not well regarded on the international scene and that impacts us.