OPINION: Trudeau may not be the future of Canada

Mar 28, 2024 | OP-ED, Opinion

Justin Trudeau, in an interview with CBC, said he thinks about quitting his position as prime minister all the time.

If I told my manager that I thought about quitting my serving job, I wouldn’t be put on the schedule anymore. I wouldn’t have a job.

The leader of our country should be proud and secure in his position. An unsure prime minister is a weak prime minister.

An Abacus study, based on a poll of 3,550 Canadian adults conducted on March 24, reveals that Canadians are largely opposed to the re-election of Justin Trudeau.

“Fifteen per cent of Canadian adults believe Justin Trudeau and the Liberals deserve to be re-elected, unchanged from last month while those who think it’s time for a change and feel there’s an acceptable alternative is at 52 per cent,” Abacus reported.

For many Canadians, Trudeau taking a walk in the snow may be at the top of their wish list.

Justin Trudeau may be more like his father than we previously thought.

He may follow in the footsteps of his father Pierre and take a step back from leadership when faced with the harsh pushback from Canadians regarding their living and economic conditions.

It seems as though the tax for living in Canada only continues to grow.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) tax review of Canada, reported that provincial taxes for individuals jumped to $341,473 from $309,157 between 2021 and 2022, mimicking the previous years which all had a similar sharp increase.

Canadians are being taxed on a level that many cannot keep up with.

It is not just the increase in taxes that is causing political pushback for Trudeau, it is also the lack of leadership and strength when it comes to the government.

The Abacus poll found most Canadians are both exhausted and concerned about the ongoing state of the Canadian government and their efforts to support Canadians.

I agree. I am exhausted.

“The mood of the country remains quite negative, with only one in four Canadians believing that the country is headed in the right direction,” the poll stated.

“This consistent sentiment is mirrored in the federal government’s approval ratings, with 59 per cent disapproving of the job performance of the government led by Justin Trudeau,” Abacus reported.

As someone hoping to start a family and build a home in Canada, it scares me to see how little my fellow Canadians trust their government and their prime minister.

I believe Trudeau has the potential to be a great leader. He makes hard decisions and holds himself well, but falls short when it comes to listening to and working with Canadians.

“Canadians expressed concerns about its focus and effectiveness, with a majority viewing the government as distracted, focused on the wrong priorities, and closed,” Abacus reported.

No matter the party you stand with, it is clear Trudeau is losing credibility in the eyes of Canadians.

Trudeau may not be the leader the Liberal Party needs.

It is time for a change in the Liberal Party.