If you felt any déjà vu at the beginning of 2018 – when Justin Trudeau announced he would be touring the country to attend town halls – you’re in good company. That’s because he announced the same thing in January 2017, when his first country wide tour began (not to mention touring the country during the campaign in late 2015). Are we in a terrible political remake of Groundhog Day? If so, we quit…
In 2017, the “Trudeau Town Hall Tour” came on the heels of a decline in his approval polling. One would only assume that as his honeymoon with Canadians came to a close, the decision to “reconnect with Canadians” was an excuse to get out and campaign for himself; an attempt to do something that could bring back his approval ratings.
It’s no coincidence that his second tour comes immediately after the ethics commissioner found him in violation of the conflict-of-interest law with his Aga Khan stint. It seems that Trudeau hopes that the “Trudeau Town Hall Tour: Take 2″ will fight off any decrease in public opinion after breaking the law as a sitting PM.
Trudeau insists that these tours are intended to reconnect with Canadians. So we have one question: who is he surrounding himself with, where he feels disconnected within a year of his last tour? Is it perhaps possible that there is a connection between a need to reconnect and entitlement? Don’t be so quick to dismiss such a logical thought…
Justin Trudeau is supposed to be the Prime Minister of Canada, not a one-man band on tour to sell his new album. This is not a useful way to spend time – this is nothing more than a PR exercise, using tax dollars to try and increase his polling as he gears up for his 2019 campaign.
We think Justin has far better things to do, rather than run PR exercises that do nothing but satisfy his need for vanity polling. Enough is enough.