Print people on video talking about Justin Trudeau

The Maclean’s Ottawa bureau discusses the Liberal leadership race


John Geddes, Paul Wells and Aaron Wherry discuss soon-to-be developments in the Liberal leadership campaign.


Print people on video talking about Justin Trudeau

  1. Well, what you are describing is, a young man, very much like his dad. A man that doesn’t fit into any others shoes. A lone wolf, who will make it, in his way, and those who are with him, will follow. Those who are not with him, step aside. Isn’t that his fathers son.

  2. I think Paul is on the right track. If JT has something new or complementary to say to his Father’s legacy…a new twist sorta thing, then he might do well, even catch fire. I’m hopeful but not yet convinced he does. If he can be a lightening rod for those who feel either left out or discouraged by present day Canadian politics, not to mention the slide into irrelevance of the LPC, he might be a very interesting bet indeed; a kind of catalyst for change, a new way of doing things, for keeping some of Harper’s 06 promises for him.
    If he’s simply there to bemoan the fact that his dad’s time is passed or simply reinstitute it i think he’s toast from the get go.
    It’ll be interesting to see if he has anything original and even surprising to say in Calgary, something that might even ruffle a few liberal feathers. I hope he does. Liberals need waking up as much as anyone out there.

    • Not sure you will come back to this thread, but wondering what you think of the fact that JT did not even mention his father, just alluded to some of his work as pm. He came out more as Sophie’s husband and father of those cute kids, than he did as the son of Margaret and Pierre. Good move or no?

      • I’m fine with it. Obviously he wants to make it clear he is a guy who is looking forward not back…his dad did the same thing back in the day.

        “ Liberalism is the philosophy for our time, because it does not try to conserve every tradition of the past, because it does not apply to new problems the old doctrinaire solutions, because it is prepared to experiment and innovate and because it knows that the past is less important than the future. ”
        — Pierre Trudeau, Defining liberalism at the 1968 Liberal leadership convention.

  3. Making Justin Liberal leader based on his father’s legacy could be a big mistake. Their last two leaders were disasters. Justin is not Pierre. He has made some unfavorable comments that are contrary to his fathers beliefs.

  4. I love how we ignore our own history. William Lyon Mackenzie King was a dominant politician, Prime Minister and a political legacy. Not saying Justin Trudeau will be but understand that there is that history in our political system.