Looked at from afar, it seemed that the world was Justin Trudeau’s oyster. Loved by the selfie-seeking public. The international media gushing over him. The voters handing him a whopping majority.
(And, to be clear, we’re talking about before “peoplekind” and the India fiasco. The time before the fall.)
Given all this, it’s only logical to assume that up close, within the family, an even stronger love then emanated from Liberal circles towards Trudeau, right? Perhaps not.
A growing chorus of Liberals are coming out of the woodwork, both on and off the record, to engage in criticism of Canada’ prime minister.
The latest is prominent Quebec journalist and political adviser Jocelyn Coulon. A long-standing close confidante of Stephane Dion’s, Coulon worked for Dion during his tenure as Trudeau’s first foreign affairs minister.
He’s now written a book about that experience with a focus on Trudeau’s foreign policy approach (which is Coulon’s journalistic beat). You don’t need to look far to find damning quotes. The title and cover image say it all.