23rd Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

23rd Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

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alfabadass

Original Poster:

1,841 posts

146 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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Let's bring some happiness into this forum, let's put hate and evil to one side for a minute and celebrate a true leader. Someone we can look up to as a beacon of excellence and leadership.

23rd Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.



Beautiful inside and out.

XslaneyX

1,334 posts

89 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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B'stard Child

18,982 posts

193 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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who?

BlackPrince

1,209 posts

116 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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XslaneyX said:
WTF are you on about?

Tony Starks

1,580 posts

159 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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AC Slaters come a long way since Saved by the Bell.

Wobbegong

11,730 posts

116 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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Tony Starks said:
AC Slaters come a long way since Saved by the Bell.
rofl

r11co

6,244 posts

177 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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When I saw the surname I assumed nepotism.

Having said that, if he is a patch on his father then it's probably a good thing.

Goaty Bill 2

3,047 posts

66 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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For sure rolleyes
Anyone who will openly praise Castro on hearing of his death must be a great chap.

Or attending Cash for Access dinners having promised to rid government of such things during his election campaign.

Yes. Great man indeed.

Oh Canada! cry

Blaster72

7,326 posts

144 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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Yep brilliant, all refugees welcome. Unless you're a single male.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/24/cana...

A beacon of hope indeed.

Goaty Bill 2

3,047 posts

66 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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Reading that, my first impression (though clearly wrong) was that you were referring to Justin Trudeau.
Instantly I thought; "ahh someone else 'gets it'". smile


XslaneyX

1,334 posts

89 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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Yawn...

XslaneyX

1,334 posts

89 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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Oh dear hehe

Salty?

Goaty Bill 2

3,047 posts

66 months

Tuesday 31st January 2017
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r11co said:
When I saw the surname I assumed nepotism.

Having said that, if he is a patch on his father then it's probably a good thing.
I remember his father quite well.
He was indeed a very clever man.

I will tell you the one memory that stands out;

The liberals had lost the general election to the conservatives under Joe Clark.
One of the first things that Mr. Clark did, rather naively I might add, was tell people that the tax on gasoline would have to be increased, raising the cost by some 7-10 cents per gallon (it's been 30 years, I may be out by a penny or two).
This helped in forcing a vote of no confidence, which ultimately succeeded and resulted in a new election.
Mr. Trudeau happily promised the electorate that he would do nothing similar, and there were better ways to 'repair the economy'.
Trudeau won, the price of gasoline tax remained stable for a few weeks, and then rose by a penny or two.
Within six to eight months, it was at a penny or two more than Clark had suggested.
Very few people seemed to have noticed.

Yes he was 'clever' for sure.

He was also a big fan of Fidel Castro. No doubt that's where Trudeau the younger gets it from.


Edit: typo repair


Edited by Goaty Bill 2 on Wednesday 1st February 06:45

BlackPrince

1,209 posts

116 months

Saturday 4th February 2017
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Goaty Bill 2 said:
I remember his father quite well.
He was indeed a very clever man.

I will tell you the one memory that stands out;

The liberals had lost the general election to the conservatives under Joe Clark.
One of the first things that Mr. Clark did, rather naively I might add, was tell people that the tax on gasoline would have to be increased, raising the cost by some 7-10 cents per gallon (it's been 30 years, I may be out by a penny or two).
This helped in forcing a vote of no confidence, which ultimately succeeded and resulted in a new election.
Mr. Trudeau happily promised the electorate that he would do nothing similar, and there were better ways to 'repair the economy'.
Trudeau won, the price of gasoline tax remained stable for a few weeks, and then rose by a penny or two.
Within six to eight months, it was at a penny or two more than Clark had suggested.
Very few people seemed to have noticed.

Yes he was 'clever' for sure.

He was also a big fan of Fidel Castro. No doubt that's where Trudeau the younger gets it from.


Edit: typo repair


Edited by Goaty Bill 2 on Wednesday 1st February 06:45
Which part of Canada do you live in? I'm in Ontario

D-Angle

4,395 posts

189 months

Saturday 4th February 2017
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Soundbite-spouting populist, always be suspicious of a politician who says things you are glad to hear. Running a country honestly means you rarely get to do that.

Jonesy23

3,921 posts

83 months

Saturday 4th February 2017
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Looks and smells like a Blair but with added nepotism.

That's a big no from me.

RDMcG

13,857 posts

154 months

Saturday 4th February 2017
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I live in Canada and am no fan. Yet , when I look South at the catastrophe of Trump I feel a lot better about Trudeau

Goaty Bill 2

3,047 posts

66 months

Saturday 4th February 2017
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BlackPrince said:
Which part of Canada do you live in? I'm in Ontario
West coaster.


D-Angle said:
Soundbite-spouting populist, always be suspicious of a politician who says things you are glad to hear. Running a country honestly means you rarely get to do that.
I think that thinking people, now they are rid of Harper, are beginning to realise that.


Jonesy23 said:
Looks and smells like a Blair but with added nepotism.

That's a big no from me.
He, like Blair, (and given the opportunity), will destroy the country in the name of doing the 'right thing'.
A social justice warrior in social justice warrior's clothing.


RDMcG said:
I live in Canada and am no fan. Yet , when I look South at the catastrophe of Trump I feel a lot better about Trudeau
I am waiting to see if Trump will actually be a catastrophe. I don't have much hope, but it seems that Trump was the only available option to shake up American politics (and avoid a Clinton dynasty), and similarly Trudeau was the only available alternative to Harper.
Unfortunately the Conservatives in Canada seem to have learned nothing (yet).
The lessons are there if only they would look and stop aping the Liberals.

As Peter Hitchens said of the Torries versus Labour in the UK;
"You may look from pig to man and from man to pig, and it is impossible to tell them apart".


I doubt that anything will make me feel better about Trudeau.


Countdown

24,771 posts

143 months

Saturday 4th February 2017
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D-Angle said:
Soundbite-spouting populist, always be suspicious of a politician who says things you are glad to hear. Running a country honestly means you rarely get to do that.
scratchchin

fttm

1,829 posts

82 months

Saturday 4th February 2017
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Trudeau is a grade A prick who is ruining this great country . Appears to think that Canada stops West of the Ontario border and comes out with comments like"the budget will balance itself"whilst spiraling us into massive debt . Just mention his name out West and see the responses mad