Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to be getting his mojo back. So here's some advice.
Prime minister Justin Trudeau, pictured on June 17, 2019, in Ottawa with his director of communications Kate Purchase and chief of staff Katie Telford. Pierre Cyr says the late Ted Sorensen, principal secretary and confidant to former U.S. president John F. Kennedy, had some of the best advice for success in politics: never forget your privileged role, treat the office that you represent with seriousness, but for god’s sake do not forget where you come from, and have some humour. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
After almost four years of bearing the skin of government, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to have shed that skin, become again a leader of the Liberal Party, and gotten his mojo back.
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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'