Jodygate has released a depth-charge into the deep waters of Justin Trudeau’s undeniable popularity. This incident pretty much guts the PR image of the PM as the champion of Indigenous people. The country’s first Indigenous justice minister felt obliged to resign from cabinet for reasons not yet declared. It was significant that she didn’t thank the PM on her way out the door.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, picture Feb. 4, 2019, at a Black History Month event at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
HALIFAX—Is the shiny, new pony headed for the political glue factory? If he isn’t, you’d never know it from the way Justin Trudeau and the treehouse gang in the PMO are handling Jodygate.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner