In defence of Trudeau

As a hard working NDPer, I'm going to irk my political associates and defend Justin Trudeau.

While I don't always agree with the PM in his decisions (electoral reform, pipeline), I do admire him as Canada's leader. I think he does us proud in international affairs. I like his proposed revenue neutral gas tax that returns the tax to citizens equally; thus encouraging average citizens to participate in reducing our carbon footprint.

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He handles the idiot Trump as well as anybody could.

He and Minister Freeland did admirably in the new free trade agreement. I far prefer him to dictator Stephen Harper who would keep me awake at night wondering which part of the environment and/or our democracy he would attack next. I think Trudeau has Canada's interest at heart and was well trained by his parents, both of whom gave him their best qualities.

OK, he screwed up. I admit it. He acted as an MP in defending his constituents against the effects of an SNC conviction, but when his minister made her decision, he failed to act as PM and keep out of it altogether as he should have.

When all is put in the balance, I can forgive this screw-up. It should not be repeated.

Donald A. Fraser

Prince George

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