Trudeau’s crown slips, and he may need a pipeline to save it

Trudeau’s crown slips, and he may need a pipeline to save it

By Shachi Kurl, Executive Director

While it’s normal for politicians to lose popularity over time, another statistic jumps out: For the first time since the Liberals swept to a majority 38 months ago, Trudeau is no longer seen as the major national party leader best suited to be prime minister.

What’s driving the decline? Call it a year of (mostly) forced errors.

We know this government is no stranger to shooting itself in the foot. Remember the hell it suffered over the Canada Summer Jobs attestation requirement? Or those changes to small business tax rates that infuriated an important segment of the Liberal base? Or, notwithstanding Trudeau’s hilarious son Hadrien, that infamous trip to India? Those were all unforced errors.

For the rest of this piece, please view it on the Ottawa Citizen’s site, where it was initially published.


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