Trudeau and the ‘hope and change’ syndrome

At the end of the day, it’s not the 'goodness' or 'badness' of politicians that matters. What matters is the circumstances they happen to face.

Our intellectual, media, and cultural elites didn’t like prime minister Stephen Harper. For Canadian elites, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, unlike the bad Harper, is a leader who positively oozes niceness and sweetness. Yet, so far it hasn’t exactly worked out that way, writes Gerry Nicholls.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright


PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 12:00 AM

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