Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ya' Win...


Justin Trudeau — Leader or Liberal figurehead?
"To give credit where it’s due, Justin Trudeau’s debut policy statement was an impressive one. Mr. Trudeau, whose oped appeared in the National Post, made a well-argued case for Canada embracing Chinese foreign investment (specifically in the oil sands, and with particular reference to the CNOOC deal now being considered by Ottawa). It was, Mr. Trudeau said, a necessary step to ensure the prosperity of Canada’s middle class.

Whatever the merits of his proposal, you can’t deny that it was gutsy. My friend Michael Den Tandt correctly noted that Mr. Trudeau has made a rational and compelling case for something the Tories have been suspiciously silent on. Nor was Mr. Trudeau’s stance without risk, as Michael noted when he said, “The overwhelming favourite to win the Liberal crown didn’t need to take this position, which puts him offside of much of the progressive left, as well as public opinion.” Very true. For these things, Mr. Trudeau and his team deserve praise for their opening move."
Oh, I don't know about that. I don't have any strong feelings about the Chinese ownership thingy, but what flashed into my mind was Trudeau the Younger's daddy's infatuation with Castro.

...ya lose some:

Trudeau would rather have Quebecers than Albertans in Charge
"In the wake of Liberal MP David McGuinty's anti-Alberta comments this week, a 2010 interview with Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau raises the issue about whether that attitude is baked into the DNA of the federal Liberal party.

In November 2010, Trudeau told a Quebec television show that he was tired of Albertans running the country and that, whether it was Jean Chretien or Brian Mulroney, Canada is better off when Quebecers are running the country."
Go ahead Libs. Crown him King and we'll see what happens.

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Blogger Dave in Pa. said...

Canada embracing Chinese foreign investment...ask the ancient Romans how well allowing the Visigoths into the Empire worked out.

November 23, 2012 12:05 am  
Blogger Louise said...

Well, you know, some of our leftards feel the same way about American investment. As long as we still have a functioning government and laws with which foreign investors need to comply, I think we'll be alright.

And then there's TransCanada's Keystone XL which your dear leader decided to nix. How did that work out for you?

November 23, 2012 1:50 pm  
Blogger Louise said...

I just had a hilarious image flash into my so-called mind. Can you imagine hordes of savage Canadians sweeping down from the north pillaging and plundering as we go.

King George's revenge!! We hang on to grudges until you least expect it.

Where would you like us to start? Philadelphia? Washington DC?

November 23, 2012 4:50 pm  

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