Sunday, October 01, 2017
Jagmeet the Justin Slayer?
Justin Trudeau has a new worry, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh. A first ballot win leaves Singh comfortably in charge of the New Dems.
Between Singh and Scheer, Trudeau could be in for a tough ride in 2019. The current Liberal majority includes 17 MPs from British Columbia. Justin got a lot of BC votes by his promises on First Nations consultation, "social licence," cleaning up the rigged National Energy Board, re-assessing pipeline projects, electoral reform and so much more, promises that he quickly jettisoned once in power.
A lot of voters out here are looking forward to punishing the Liberals for what they see as Trudeau's betrayal and Jagmeet Singh could be a magnet for their votes. It's hard to see Scheer doing for the Tories what Singh can do for the NDP in British Columbia and, of course, that's a good thing.
Well, as Brian Mulroney said, dispatching John Turner, "you had a choice." So did Justin.