80% of the vote on the first ballot, too. Go Justin!
Having the Westerners who hated his dad hate him, is fine - because they're the same people who produced Harper and will vote Conservative until someone pries the vote handle from their cold, dead hands.
Lovely divisive thinking.
Folks out here have good reasons(to them) for hating Trudeau.
He was very Ontario-Quebec centric as a PM, which isn't a very popular thing out here...and really, the regional politic game is a very serious problem on the whole for our country.
Plus, in my riding at least, there's really only 2 candidates to choose from: Conservative, or NDP.
Much of Sask seems to be like that. And NDP seems to be popular in the cities, whereas Conservatives are popular with the rural types.
If a politician could somehow rise above the divisive regional game...boy would that ever be good for the country. We could definitely use some unity, which your comment alludes to(to me).
I'm not sure I read acheron's comment the same way but I think the fact you could and DID is legitimate, pointing out the legacy of some of the regional battles we have been fighting as a country in the last 50 years.
If Trudeau can't rise above it I think it will be partly his fault, but also partly our fault for not believing he could rise above it and by fitting everything into a pre-designed "regional outrage matrix". Trudeau can take some steps in the right direction but it will also be up to us as a public to not be suckered into the same old debates.
My worry is that it seems we are all very pleased to have the same arguments again, which is the vibe I was getting in the 40+ age ranges that I have talked to when Trudeau's name comes up.
I am hoping us younger folk can avoid having the same arguments as our parents just so we can feel grown up.
If he gets out in front of legalizing the weed he will have won my vote.
wait a minute...
how many of you are almost 40 in here ???
i know many of the old skool partiers etc are getting close to that fine age and still think like most party kids did in their late 20's ... except for;
where to get all the nicest things for your home(s)
viewing drug use as disdainful and contemptuous and then getting all fucked up one nice and complaining about it for like 3 weeks.
other people the same as you calling you old.
being annoying by childish behaviour when in public places.
is Trudaeau 2.0 going to appeal the jaded party generation?
personally i think that someone inexperienced and willing to learn and make mistakes but with the end goal of actually taking out country out of the mess its in is a good thing. Shark Eyed Baby Eater needs to get replaced.
Him and our glorious leader Rob Ford need to just join CNN and fight dinkus strombopulous and leave the governing of people to those not willing to sell out canada to foreign investors whenever he gets the chance.
I want to like him but I don't appreciate his flip flop on the gun registry or the pipeline nor his willingness to talk to the ndp.
Hurray for a horribly split vote and another con win :/
the cons got a majority because there was NO opposition and they were the only party capable of leading this country