When Canada’s Liberal Party decidedly won the country’s national elections last October, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised “real change for Canadians.”
He vowed to prioritize greater infrastructure spending, taxes for the wealthy and welcoming Syrian refugees.
More recently, he’s been criticized for complimenting Fidel Castro after the Cuban leader’s death. Trudeau is also taking heat from environmentalists and indigenous peoples over his decision to greenlight two pipeline projects that will run from Alberta into British Columbia and Wisconsin.
To evaluate the arc of Trudeau’s premiership we turn to Andrew Nikiforuk, an award-winning journalist and contributing editor to The Tyee.