Editorial Comment: Stop the presses! Conservative MP Guy Lauzon supports the resume of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper over that of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau. In this letter Lauzon compares the experiences of Harper over that of Trudeau. Of course if this letter is a fair and balanced Lauzon will mention that Trudeau was a school teacher, and Harper was a Lobbyist before becoming an MP for the Reform Party. Read Lauzon’s letter and find out if he is being fair and presenting facts objectively.
Here is a letter by SDSG MP Guy Lauzon: On Sunday April 14, the Liberal Party of Canada chose Justin Trudeau as their new leader. Mr. Trudeau won the leadership with a convincing 85% of the votes cast on the first ballot. It is obvious members of the Liberal Party feel Mr. Trudeau can lead them back from the third place finish of the 2011 election to again be a driving force on the national political scene. They hope to govern Canada with Justin Trudeau as their leader.
Anyone who aspires to lead a country should, and, must welcome a review of his/her qualifications for the position of Prime Minister. During election campaigns, leaders of political parties present their qualifications to the Canadian electorate and ask for their votes. They travel back and forth across Canada explaining their policies, their experience, and their judgment on national issues. Canadian electors choose who they will vote for based in part on their assessment of the leader.
I had the occasion to congratulate Mr. Trudeau his first day back in the House. I think he is a nice man, a decent man, a good orator, but does he have the experience and judgment to lead a country? His work experience consists of brief periods in various jobs as a camp counselor, white water raft instructor, night club bouncer, and a manager of a nonprofit charity. Occasionally he also acted as a well-paid public speaker at various events across the country.
Prime Minister Harper’s record over the past 7 years includes successfully leading our country through the worst global recession in the past 70 years. Under the Prime Minister’s direction, our country has created over 900,000 jobs since July 2009, while lowering both corporate and personal income taxes. The Harper Government has supported Canadians by cutting taxes on numerous occasions, including cutting the GST. Since elected, the Prime Minister has also provided tax relief to families by establishing the $1200 per year child tax credit.
I believe that all Canadians should be aware of Mr. Trudeau’s experience and qualifications. It is important that Canadians compare them to those of the other Party Leaders before they go to the polls in 2015.