Thursday, September 13, 2012

Justin Scores A Point my book anyway:

On the issue now dominating B.C. politics, Mr. Trudeau said he did not support the proposed $6-billion Northern Gateway project to pipe Alberta oil-sands bitumen to the B.C. coast for shipment to Asia.

By the way, WK says: 

A narrative is forming: Trudeau’s young and vital, but not serious.

Garneau’s the other side of that: older, calmer, wiser.

True enough.  It's even a narrative that I personally have at least half-embraced at times.  But then even front-running candidates have to prove themselves.  Of the two, Garneau  has the larger challenge.  And both of them have until April 2013 to fill out their personas.  This is a good start on Justin's part.


Robert McClelland said...

Wow, it's bold of Trudeau to take such a controversial stand. ;-)

Peter said...

“In general, I think the focus of the leadership is going to be to reach out to as many new supporters as possible and renewing the party as much as possible,” Mr. Trudeau said.

Be still my beating heart, I'm in the presence of a visionary.

Justin's candidacy points to the scenario that has Harper winning another majority in the face of the Libs' and Dippers' internicine battles that make the struggle between the Stalinists and Trotskyites look like Grade 2 jealousy for the teacher's attention.

You all define yourselves (ad nauseaum) as progressives. Fine, but you might want to consider that there is no passion more destructive than a sense of betrayal and no fight more murderous than a family feud.