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Justin Trudeau: The Peter Pan Prime Minister

J.M. Barrie’s 1911 novel, Peter Pan, is about a boy who never grows up. He is described as “perfectly lovely”, “dreadfully ignorant” and loves “showing off.” The character of Peter is not unlike Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada.

Similar to Peter, Trudeau is strikingly handsome, lacks basic knowledge and loves to be the center of attention.

Justin Trudeau craves the media spotlight. Capitalizing on his good looks and personal charm, he has taken selfies with thousands of Canadians, more than any politician in Canadian history.

In 2015, the Liberal Party made Trudeau’s penchant for selfies part of their election strategy by selling selfie sticks with the party logo on them. One of Trudeau’s most infamous selfies is when he posed for a photo with a topless young woman at Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade.

Trudeau takes selfies not just as a courtesy to someone who requests a photo, but as a deliberate strategy to capture media and public attention.

In addition to selfies, Justin Trudeau seeks media attention by wearing costumes in public. On his February 2018 trip to India, he wore a series of traditional Indian suits including dressing as a bridegroom for a wedding, for which he was widely ridiculed.

In 2017, he appeared in the House of Commons dressed like Clark Kent and unbuttoned his dress shirt to reveal a Superman T-shirt. At a 2017 NATO meeting in Brussels, he showed off a mismatched pair of coloured socks.

Seeking media attention by wearing flamboyant clothing is not the behavior of a statesman. Like a Hollywood celebrity, Trudeau wears costumes to increase his popularity with younger voters.

Trudeau’s flamboyant style distracts Canadians from his lack of substance. Case in point: As Canada’s chief lawmaker, he doesn’t know what the nation’s laws are.

Mary Dawson, the former Ethics Commissioner, found that Trudeau violated four sections of the Conflict of Interest Act by receiving free vacations to a private island in the Bahamas from the Aga Khan whose private foundation is registered to lobby the government.

Trudeau’s defense was that “it wasn’t considered that there would be an issue there.” In other words, he didn’t know that accepting free vacations from someone who lobbies the government was illegal. A Prime Minister who breaks the law because he is ignorant of the law is incompetent.

Justin Trudeau doesn’t perform the normal duties of a Prime Minister. In her report on Trudeau’s ethics violations, Dawson said that Trudeau sees his role as Prime Minister as “ceremonial in nature.” He doesn’t have “business meetings” with his cabinet ministers. Instead, he has “relationship sessions.”

Trudeau has given full authority to his cabinet ministers to make major decisions. This suggests that he doesn’t have the knowledge and/or ability to do his job.

Stephen Harper was right: Justin Trudeau is “just not ready”, and he never will be. A former drama teacher, Justin is an actor on a stage who is “pretending” to be Prime Minister. Rather than leading the country, he represents the country, the male equivalent of Miss Canada.

The son of Pierre Eliot Trudeau, Canada’s 15th Prime Minister, Justin was able to ride on the coattails of his father’s last name and win the 2015 election. If Canadians elect him again in 2019, it will show that in the age of the Internet, style is more important than substance.

Christopher Lindsay

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  • Very good summary of our Primie, so far !

    "Rather than leading the country, he represents the country, the male equivalent of Miss Canada."


    • Couldn’t have said it better. What joke.Someone who probably thinks playing with toy soldiers makes him know all about defence.. it’s so pathetic that he’s out there making a fool of himself . Hope we don’t get judged the same

  • So true! Now can we get that out there for all these naive Canadians to see who is leading our country or should i say representing our country, and vote wisely in our next election.If not , Canada will be a standing joke around the world, if it isnt already!

  • With so many people that feel that way and realize that our present pm is totally incompetent (no, I am not a conservative, ndp, liberal; I am pro Canadian) I do not understand he cannot be 'dumped'.
    We need to change the rules that politicians are accountable. I think that budgets should be presented before elections and not sticking to them should have severe consequences. I think the governor general should be appointed by the opposition. We have, had, the best country in the world and the only thing that we don't need here are the politicians.
    AB, ON, BC and the previous BC (1.3 billion stolen from the icbc fund) etc etc.
    We Canadians build, yet the politicians destroy.
    No government, local, provincial, federal, should be allowed to overspend. We are paying 63!!! billion a year in interest. How much of your taxes paid are going up in smoke? And only increasing because of total ineptness.
    What would 63 billion do for healthcare or education? Law enforcement? Veterans? Disability? Pensions? But no! Let's throw it away.

    • If you are interested, I wrote a funny fable (available online) about how politicians make false promises to get elected. It's called "The Donkey King."

  • The sad fact is that this capital mistake is going to cost our country massively, and also proves that the electorate is uninformed. Harper was an economist, Flaherty steered us through troubled economic times, & Trudeau tries to sink the ship.

  • He is worse than Peter Pan. Justin Trudeau is destroying the very fabric of Canadian society by wasting billions of dollars on absurd social justice warrior endeavors while not addressing the real needs of Canadians. Issues such as the economy and housing. This is already taking a terrible toll on Canadians , one that will affect generations to come. He is putting us all in terrible debt, debt that will negatively affect our children and their children as well.

    • The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Justin Trudeau is not fiscally responsible, just like his father.

  • Who was the guy that was meant to be Liberal Prime Minister of Canada? A middle aged, mature, worldly, Canadian hero, a man with Science degrees, Engineering degrees, A man who spoke in whole sentences without pauses to gasp for air or find himself in his thoughts, an astronaut, a man in good health with no drug smoking (pot) record, a man with a strong mature worldly point of view, a man of serious decision, a man with no political baggage, a true leader for our fine nation? Just what in Hell happened to him and just how corrupt is the Liberal Party?

    Marc Garneau - Wikipedia
    Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau, PC MP CC CD FCASI (born February 23, 1949) is a Canadian politician and the Minister of Transport in the Government of Canada. He is a retired military officer, former astronaut, and engineer; Garneau was the first Canadian in space taking part in three flights aboard NASA Space ...

  • While I agree with most of what you’ve written, your mention of Trudeau as being more selfies than any politician in Canadian history is of little significance when one considers when selfies became popular which was probably during the reign of our last PM, Stephen Harper. This is hardly a long expanse of time (which is what I think you were trying to achieve). While you’re right, he does really like his selfies, the metric you chose doesn’t illustrate it.

  • Justin's epic adventure, is costing our country epic amounts respect as the world laughs at us..

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