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Letter: He talks the talk

To the Editor: While in opposition, the up-and-coming Liberal leader hammered the secrecy of the Stephen Harper regime for sending out Canadian Armed Forces into the Middle East.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau July 8 2021

To the Editor:

While in opposition, the up-and-coming Liberal leader hammered the secrecy of the Stephen Harper regime for sending out Canadian Armed Forces into the Middle East.

He also campaigned constantly over the introduction of proportional representation. Then-prime minister Harper held a majority position in the House of Commons with only 40 per cent of the popular vote.

Now in his own second term as prime minister, Justin Trudeau no longer talks of election process reform, and muffled his concern over Canadian Armed Forces being present in a volatile theatre or war.

Justin’s party criticized the Harper regime over the cost of intervention in Afghanistan as well as the Middle East, yet Mr. Trudeau is cautiously quiet over the extended mission in the Middle East theatre of war.

While in opposition, Mr. Trudeau ”talked the talk” yet, like many leaders, as prime minister Trudeau is comforted by defence material contracts with Saudi Arabia and no longer mentions the truth: that our oil-rich nation has no businesses being employed, at Canadian taxpayers’ expense, as mercenaries for big oil anywhere.

One positive note concerning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: the man is “consistently inconsistent.”

Angus Campbell Sr.

Thompson