Editor, The Times:
Many adjectives can be used to describe our provincial politics; perplexing, alarming and even deceitful have fit in the past. But what about federal politics, and more precisely, future federal rulers of our broad nation?
An editorial in a Kamloops newspaper supports my concerns about the national future of Canada under the leadership of Justin Trudeau at the helm of the Liberal Party. Title of the article is “Trudeau plays tired game”.
The editorial states that Justin Trudeau argued that Canada should keep the Senate – because it gives Quebec a bigger advantage over B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. Of the 75 seats in the Senate, only 12 are held by Alberta and B.C. Quebec now holds 24 seats with a near-equal population to that of the two western provinces combined.
For young Trudeau to take such a stand we can only assume that, like his father Pierre Elliot, he is showing strong favouritism for Quebec over the west. That does not indicate to me that he would have a national and cohesive interest in governing the country should he ever become prime minister. It is hoped that the younger generation of western voters will not be overwhelmed by Justin’s charismatic charm.