CFN – Silence could be Justin Trudeau’s best weapon in the upcoming Federal Election. A lot of noise is coming out about Mr. Trudeau, but the buzz simply is that those Canadians not happy with Stephen Harper’s style of government will have to vote somewhere?
Do voters really care about issues? Healthcare? High Taxes, Lack of Good Jobs?
Thomas Mulcair took the NDP to places they never even expected in the last election.
You can’t have a popular leader facing a terminal illness with the grace and bravery that Jack Layton did in the last election while having one party give you a free pass as the Conservatives did every election.
Orange and Blue just don’t match and that’s where Justin Trudeau can gain the most ground for his Liberals.
For example I asked Justin about Marc Emery. Mr. Emery, known as the Prince of Pot was allowed to be extradited to the US for crimes he wasn’t charged with in Canada.
He was a tax paying business man employing a lot of people and because of insane Marijuana laws and what some simply were calling a trade war between US marijuana and Canada’s finest from BC ended up with Mr. Emery in Jail doing longer time than some people get for murder for simply having a clerk in his store sell undercover US officers seeds, which is legal, and allegedly giving them advice for going back to the US.
Mr. Trudeau is about to lead a party that is calling for the Legalization of Marijuana. I asked him about Mr. Emery.
Politics is a tricky blood sport. Mr. Emery’s situation by many is thought to be one that’s much more greater than the Marijuana issue, but one of our own Canadian Sovereignty. It was a decision made by our Canadian government that allowed Mr. Emery’s extradition to go through. IE Capitulating to the whims of a foreign power, even if a friendly one.
The NDP have been all but silent on this issue as well.
Mr. Trudeau is extremely able in front of a microphone; much more so than our Prime Minister. Mr. Mulcair is very good, but has a near Nixonian visual presence.
As we get closer to the election it will be interesting to see how the NDP and Mr. Harper ratchet up the attacks on Mr. Trudeau and whether Mr. Trudeau folds, ducks, or fights back. Politics can be a lot like boxing.
With Mr. Harper and his Cons known for their blistering attacks and Mr. Mulcair in no man’s land with the NDP will silence be Mr. Trudeau’s best strategy? Will he need or even want to go head to head in the upcoming year?
What do you think Canada? Will Mr. Trudeau hold his own with Stephen Harper & Thomas Mulcair?
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