Trudeau Liberal Leadership

Trudeau's Celebrity Should Be Seen as a Plus

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

Some suggest that Trudeau's "celebrity" is somehow a disadvantage. Yet, that is an incredible asset that most political parties would kill for. His critics demonstrate a triteness and unbecoming envy. The pertinent question is what Trudeau has done with his celebrity. He could have done anything. The alternatives would have been considerably more lucrative, nowhere near as grueling, and wouldn't have subjected him and his family to a constant barrage of scrutiny, ridicule and attack. Instead, he has chosen public and national service every time. It has become his vocation.

Not Now, Says Trudeau

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Politics

ST-JEROME, Que. - Justin Trudeau says he has no intention of getting bogged down in the kind of constitutional squabbling that consumed a generation o...

Media Bites: Caring About Kate's Bump Is Patriotic, Not Creepy!

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg In a constitutional monarchy like ours, royalty matters, which means every little random thing royalty does matters, too. Thus, in the aftermath of Monday's big announcement of Kate's impending baby bump, all of Canada's major papes quickly churned out lead editorials. And lots of Kate pics. For purely constitutional reasons, of course.

Trudeau's Love of Guns and Lattés Gives Him an Edge

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 02.02.2013 | Canada Politics
Supriya Dwivedi

After spending his years in Parliament defending the long-gun registry, and voting to keep the registry, Justin Trudeau decided he would call the long-gun registry a failure. With the Liberals in desperate need of resuscitation, appealing to rural voters in this manner does not exactly lend credence to the theory that the man is all hair and no brain. A dynamic, young politician who likes his guns as much as he likes his lattés? Perhaps the Conservatives should be worried.

Long-Gun Registry 'A Failure'

CBC | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Politics

Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau called the long-gun registry "a failure" during an Ontario campaign stop in the Conservative riding of Gle...

Trudeau is a Leader I Trust

Jonathan Scott | Posted 01.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

I liked what Justin Trudeau had to say at my campus this week. He found a way to make a pitch for his Liberal-leadership candidacy, in between very direct and open answers to the audience's questions. Youth need to be engaged in politics in a way like never before. And the issues we care about are what animate his campaign for Liberal leader.

Trudeau To McGuinty: Bring It On

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau says he would welcome the entrance of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty into the race to lead the fe...

The Youth Will Destroy Trudeau, Like Any Other Politician

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

There is the possibility that Justin Trudeau will galvanize young voters, but I have my doubts, and it has nothing to do with his political acumen or even his ability to one day to be prime minister. It has to do with the very young people he is aiming to woo. They will destroy Trudeau and there likely isn't a thing he can do about it. Today's youth are not programmed to believe in politicians, much less honour them -- political movements, yes, but not the men and women who sit in government, who travel across the land shaking hands and kissing babies. To say politicians don't resonate with young people is an epic understatement; the practice of being a politician seems completely nuts to them. It makes no sense at all.

Twitter Talks Trudeau Leadership Run

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Politics

Justin Trudeau has made his run for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada official at a rally in Montreal and Twitter users are already reacti...

The Infallible Trudeau is a Media-Driven Myth

Zach Paikin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

Somehow, the media have already decided that the race for the Liberal Party of Canada's leadership is over before it has even started, with Justin Trudeau the clear frontrunner. The one issue most often cited by the media as being Trudeau's decisive advantage is his army of Twitter followers. How Twitter followers necessarily translate into votes on convention day has yet to be explained. Let there be no mistake: Important elements within the media are attempting to create reality rather than report it. Whether this race is up for grabs or not should be dependent upon the views of Liberals, not the media.

Trudeau's Secret Weapon

The Huffington Post Canada | Eric Grenier | Posted 09.28.2012 | Canada Politics

There are many differences between Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair — the most important may be that Trudeau is personally liked b...

Move Over Trudeau, Mark Carney's Got it All

Daniel D. Veniez | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Daniel D. Veniez

If there is any basis to the speculation that Liberals and other Canadians are calling on Mark Carney to enter the public arena by seeking the leadership of the party, count me among them. I believe in talent and the power of ideas. Carney has both. This guy would be a game-changer in all the right ways, not only for the Liberal Party, but also for Canadian democracy.

He Would Beat Harper: Poll

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Politics

With Justin Trudeau as leader, the Liberal party would defeat Stephen Harper's Conservatives and win the next election, according to a new poll. Th...

The Liberal Party's Trapped in Groundhog Day, Can Trudeau Save Them?

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada Politics
Wayne K. Spear

In the years since the departure of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, the Liberal Party of Canada has been trapped in a political Groundhog Day. Three times across a decade, the party has risen at what it expected to be the dawn of its charismatic leader. A similar destiny might seem improbable for the young Trudeau, but he'll very soon have gone as far under the steam of his famous name as that fuel can deliver him.

Bob Rae's the Only Good (and Experienced) Apple In the Bunch

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

When he took the interim job, Bob Rae pledged that he wouldn't run. So who's likely to be chosen liberal leader? It's a sorry field when Justin Trudeau seems the choice of many -- a callow fellow who many claim has charisma -- as if that's a substitute for wisdom and judgment. In fact, looking over the field of Liberal hopefuls, the only one with apparent substance of leadership is... Bob Rae.

Chrétien Reveals Thoughts On Trudeau As Liberal Leader

CBC | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics

Former prime minister Jean Chrétien says he's among the many taken aback by interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae's decision not to seek the permanent leade...