Sticky situation

Ella Schulte, News Writer  

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Maple syrup is not the only sticky commodity in Canada this fall.   

 Canadian politician Justin Trudeau was recently re-elected to serve as the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. Although managing to secure a second term, it was reported by CNN that he lost the majority. 

His dad, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was also a Prime Minister of Canada, so it can be assumed that from a very young age both public service and politics were a part of his life. 

According to the Liberal Party of Canada’s website, “Justin’s vision of Canada is a country where everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed. His experiences as a teacher, father, leader and advocate for youth have shaped his dedication to serving Canadians – and his commitment to make Canada a place where everyone has the opportunities they need to thrive.” 

The re-election of Justin Trudeau stirs debate as controversial pictures of him surface the internet. Bing Images.

Yet, an 18-year-old image of Trudeau in brownface surfaced in September via TIME Magazine, flooding the press and forcing him to speak out against the old yearbook photo and apologize. 

TIME later confirmed that he conversed with reporters in an interview, stating, “I shouldn’t have done that. I should have known better and I didn’t. I’m really sorry.”  

Despite the recent controversy, Trudeau beat conservative Andrew Scheer in the race for Prime Minister and has already begun tending to issues such as rights in need of reform and climate change.

“Thank you, Canada, for putting your trust in our team and for having faith in us to move this country in the right direction,” Trudeau tweeted out on October 21 after his re-election. “Regardless of how you cast your vote, our team will work hard for all Canadians.”

Regardless as to if one agrees with a more liberal or conservative viewpoint, it has been reported that, “Canadians have seen the results: more than a million new jobs created since 2015, unemployment at its lowest since the 1970s and nearly a million people lifted out of poverty – including 300,000 children” (Liberal Party of Canada).

 

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