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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

How could he be an ordinary politician?

His father was Pierre Trudeau, a rather extraordinary man, and Justin has explained how carefully his father taught him important lessons over the years. Pierre’s sometimes overly-tough Jesuitical personality was softened by Justin’s mother, producing a blend the world today is busy admiring.

When Justin – people in Britain may not be aware of this, well before the election – went into the boxing ring with a Conservative known for his physical toughness and some pretty thuggish behavior and won, he was using skills and a mental attitude given by his father.

Justin defeated Stephen Harper – a truly ugly politician, much resembling David Cameron, only even somewhat more thuggish – and that feat makes him our white knight for some time to come.

He’ll make mistakes, but if he doesn’t make too many and he doesn’t completely bow to the special interests that Harper worshipped, we will be a happy people in our politics.

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