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FORSETH: In 2013 Liberals elected the person most recognized Canada-wide ... they had a love-in and went for Trudeaumania 2.0. I sincerely hope Conservative members don’t make the same mistake

Sometime we just have to shake our heads at the logic used by some people, in making decisions about who to support, and vote for, politically. 

I say this because I was told, by a political acquaintance, that the choice of the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada ...

"... should be about what non-Conservatives think.  No question that Peter McKay is the most recognized Canada wide and most preferred ..."

I have to say that I am reminded, and maybe you are too, of another political party that decided to go that root.

The Liberals decided to throw common sense out the window, and went with what some at the time called, “The Shiny Pony” —someone with NO political experience, but loads and loads of name brand recognition. 

They choose Justin Trudeau.

At first, before any of his never-ending gaffs, he had everyday Canadians on his side – and many (if not most) of the media praising him adoringly in story after story; including political pundits in commentary after commentary.

It didn’t matter how many scandals he managed get himself into, he was Teflon Man – nothing stuck – including this small list of instances of bad judgement and perhaps questionable ethical decisions:

... accepting a vacation, in 2016, to a private island, from Aga Khan

... political interference in the SNC Lavalin scandal

... his racist blackface / brown face photo’s that surfaced

... his embarrassing wardrobe choices during visits to other countries

And now, we are led to believe that the latest – the WE Charity Scandal – is nothing more than perhaps a bad decision made by ... wait for it ... the Public Service for suggesting the WE Charity be the ones to administer a grant program for summer students negatively impacted by COVID-19.

According to Justin Trudeau, the fact that direct members of his family had strong ties to the organization should not reflect on him in any way. Nor should the bad judgement (AND MEMORY) of his Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, make us question those he surrounds himself with.

GIVE ME A BREAK ... that is utter rubbish.

So, let me ask you ... SHOULD Conservatives now make the same mistake and base their decision on who might be the ... most recognized Canada wide and most preferred?

We have seen over and over again, during the past five years, how well that has worked out for us.

Trudeau’s ethics, his judgement, and decision-making processes are now all being called in to question, and even those in the media who had previously fawned over him, are now detaching themselves, and asking questions – soft though they might be.

In 2013 the Liberal Party of Canada made a deliberate decision of electing the person most recognized Canada-wide ...

... they decided to have a love-in and went for reviving Trudeaumania ... this time version 2.0

I sincerely hope Conservative members don’t make the same mistake –they must not jettison conservative principles to simply become the party otherwise known as Liberal-Lite. The policies and principles of conservatism are ones to be celebrated – and ones to proudly take before Canadians in the next general election.

That’s why I respectfully ask that Conservative members do as I did, and choose courage, compassion & common sense – qualities being embraced by Dr. Leslyn Lewis.

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