If you like many Canadians feel like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s persona is too polished you may be right, as since his election in 2015 Trudeau’s Privy Council has spent roughly $2.5 million dollars on public opinion polling to carefully build a pr perfect platform, a number his previous predecessor Stephen took 8 years to reach.
For example in the spring of 2016, Elemental Data Collection received $122,859.25 for a survey on the priorities of the Canadian government, and Corporate Research Associates received $122,509.54 for operating discussion groups.
This is a large problem as it shows the PM is making decisions more based on the momentary feeling of Canadians rather than what may be the safest decision for Canadians. Furthermore, there has been large scale failure in polling data within recent elections, showing a potential problem with governing based on polling information.
Extravagant Third Party Expenses
The Trudeau government continues its trend of spending extravagant amounts in most cases on third-party contractors which seem to benefit the Liberal party far more than it seems to benefit the government of Canada.