Retirement age boost could be the last straw
RE: People want change, not more of the status quo (Feb. 07)
Many Canadian voters, perhaps as many as 39.5 per cent can readily identify at least in part with some of the columnist’s sentiments regarding our PM. Unfortunately even those of the opposing political camps are disheartened that the prospect of electoral reform has been rejected. The failure of our selfie-posing PM to live up to his campaign promises underlines his hollow campaign rhetoric and the arrogance and insolence of the current government toward their partisan and supportive body of voters.
It remains to be seen how many of Trudeau’s political base will suffer from Liberal buyer’s remorse in light of being jilted by the PM. Naive trust and hope of experiencing “sunny ways” instead now seemingly appears to have transformed into distrust and cynicism and the await of sullen days.
The gnashing of teeth is already being witnessed over the PMs nonconforming to some of his campaign promises. On the ever fading solemn-word political horizon is the recommendation of Trudeau’s economic advisory council to hike the age of retirement. If enacted then that breach of his supporter’s trust should be enough for those about to be affected to reset their political compass in preparation for 2019. Ironically, forthcoming legislation on a current hot button issue and its eventual legalization will undoubtedly restore anticipated “sunny ways” for a segment of his fan base. M.J. Pavlov, Hamilton