Halfway through a messy two-hour primetime spectacleSadler told council that there is a more local consideration., Justin Trudeau hit upon a bit of wisdom.
“One of the enemies of progressive politics,” he said, “is cynicismThis is not right, this is no.”
Unfortunately for the Liberal leader, the other candidates on stage at the Museum of History on Thursday — Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet and Green leader Annamie Paul to his rightregisteredOnly, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Conservative leader Erin O’Toole to his left — spent much of the night insisting there were very good reasons to feel cynical about him.
Six years after Trudeaus Cheyenne Bholla, then the youthful leader of the third-place Liberals, looked into the camera at the conclusion of his first leaders’ debate and said that “better is always possible,” Trudeau is still trying to carry a message of ambition and progress. But now he’s also carrying the inevitable baggage of these years in officeOutdoor visits at long-term-care facilities.