When asked whether he thought Canada was "better served when there are more Quebecers in charge than Albertans," Trudeau replied, "I'm a Liberal, so of course I think so, yes. Certainly when we look at the great prime ministers of the 20th century, those that really stood the test of time, they were MPs from Quebec.... This country, Canada, it belongs to us."My head is sore from the amount of facepalm I have due to how utterly stupid these comments are. Maybe it was taken out of context... but for Christ's sake people, why? Why must you do this to us?
It comes at a time when I was about to settle for supporting Justin Trudeau's candidacy as well. I was going to jump in on his side and everything. I wanted to jump in. But, forget about it now.
Bah. I don't understand the mentality of anyone who things attacking the one region of this country that is probably going to drive growth for the next few years is a good idea. Not only that, but to say that Quebeckers make better representatives.... just, what? I'm sure a Quebecker makes a better representative for Quebec than, say, an anglophone Westerner.... but for Canada overall? Given that we're a nation of constituent parts, which requires representatives of every region and every ideology coming together to fight for their province, but in a way that progresses the entire federation at the same time... its very stupid to say that people from Quebec, or any singular province, are just "better" leaders for the country. Its a lie, for one; its non-inclusive second.
For not just a Liberal, but for a Trudeau to say it, does not bode well. This hasn't been a good couple of days for the party, not at all.
I wonder how long until Martha Hall Findlay or Joyce Murray give him a good twacking over this, because someone in this party needs to.