How do leaders answer tough questions?

Recall that each of these men is rich and privileged with a penchant for power

How do leaders answer tough questions?

Shakespeare once noted, “There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” and so it seems as people make what they will of Trudeau’s faux pas.

Canadians however should be less concerned with the roles that Trudeau and Scheer played at parties decades ago, than with the far more important roles they play today.

Recall that each of these men is rich and privileged with a penchant for power; guest of billionaires, CEOs and powerful bankers, they are indebted before they ever take office.

Yet each would have us believe that the thing that really keeps them up at night is concern for the poor, the middle class, and the planet.

Rather than take these bad actors at their word, Canadians should ask some tough questions: if the only way to reverse soaring income disparity is to tax wealthy backers, will you do so?

If we can’t burn the tar sands, satisfy corporations and preserve a habitable planet, which do you choose?

In an election campaign characterized by indignation and outrage, Canadians might keep in mind that the roles we all play are but “a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

Mike Ward

Duncan

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