On October 21st, Canadians went to the polls and delivered Justin Trudeau another opportunity to lead Canada; but this time with a minority government.
Now it’s time for them to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Let’s hope they figure out how to do that rather than employing divisive political maneuvering, because they are going to need to work together.
They didn’t start out well. Trudeau started his victory speech in Montreal just moments after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer began to deliver his concession speech in Regina, and Scheer also began his speech before NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh finished his in Burnaby, B.C.
At one point, all three men were speaking at the same time. Was this kind of posturing necessary?
Up until this term, it’s been an unwritten convention for the election winner to let those who have lost address their supporters first, and to go one at a time.
That’s basic school-yard civility; the lack doesn’t bode well for getting things done.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” - Napoleon Bonaparte