Trudeau still popular, and on the right track
RE: Trudeau a cardboard cutout (Feb. 13)
Phil Romaker questions my authenticity and wonders if I am really Justin Trudeau writing under a pseudonym. Trust me, I am real and have written other Spec letters to the editor before.
Romaker has a hard time believing that there are still any Trudeau supporters left in Canada. Our PM’s approval rating is almost 60 per cent which is considered still very high given his time in office and the difficult decisions that he has had to make. Yes he did approve two pipelines, but he also rejected others. Yes the deficit is higher than predicted but the economy has rebounded now with the fastest growth in two years. A 3.5 per cent rise in gross domestic product in the last quarter is much higher than any economist ever predicted. Yes electoral reform has been shelved for now because Canadians are more interested in a strong economy, job creation and respect for human rights, issues that Trudeau has excelled at.
Electoral reform, as planned, could allow fringe parties like the Alberta Wildrose Party to hold the balance of power in close elections. There is still no consensus on what Canadians want regarding this issue and more research still is needed before a new electoral system is implemented. The first-past-the-post voting system, where the first party to win a majority of seats gets to form the government, will remain for now. Carl Fiamelli, Ancaster