One thing I’ll never understand about politics is how people always, ALWAYS, manage to find something to complain about. In this last week alone Trudeau has done two things I found pretty amazing, yet I still find people upset about it online.
The first was obviously his walk in the Toronto Pride Parade. He made history as the first sitting Prime Minister to walk in the parade, and I hope it takes off as a tradition for our future PM’s to do so as well. It shows his support for the LGBT community not only here at home, but abroad as well. This story made global headlines and hopefully gave hope to some members of the LGBT community in countries where they aren’t free to be themselves. If checking the news and seeing Trudeau walk gave one person in the world some hope for their future, hope for change, hope that one day they can openly be themselves, then it was worth it. And could you imagine any other major world leaders marching like he did? Not likely. In fact we did a quick re-enactment on how that would go down. Take a listen here. Watching Trudeau march in that parade made me a proud Canadian.
The next event was something called “Billionaire Summer Camp”. Trudeau decided, on very short notice, to attend a conference in Sun Valley Idaho that is closed off to the media. It’s an event where billionaires from all over North America meet to discuss business. The conference includes prominent names such as Tim Cook the CEO of Apple and Mary Barra CEO of General Motors. People are upset because they know this trip is paid for with tax payer dollars, but let’s be fair. First off he’s not even the first Prime Minister to attend. Paul Martin did while in office as well. Second off, he’s technically on summer holidays, but the man is still working. Thirdly, this is a great event for Trudeau to try and sway some major money moguls into investing in our country. Sure there is no guarantee that anything will happen, but to me it seems worth a shot. If he can get even one CEO to decide to do some work in Canada, that will create jobs. Something we need.
Either way that’s just my opinion. My rich friends on the other hand were pretty upset about the whole Trudeau situation. Take a listen here.