The Telegraph, a paper based in England, is saying what most Canadian ‘news’ outlets are afraid to.
An article by a British newspaper is making waves on social media, providing a comprehensive analysis of the failures of the Trudeau government.
Canadians have finally fallen out of love with Trudeau. The shine has come off a career that at times seemed to defy political gravity. Instead of Trudeaumania, the nation is suffering from Trudeau fatigue.
The Liberal prime minister’s approval ratings have slumped below 30pc among voters aged 18 to 34, according to national polling group the Angus Reid Institute.
This is the group whose enthusiasm helped get Trudeau elected in 2015, re-elected in 2019 and again – just about – in 2021.
Voting intentions tell the same story, with a widening gap between the ruling Liberals and the Conservative opposition. Disillusionment has been fuelled by economic factors, including soaring interest rates and a housing crisis.
From a British perspective, Canada may not seem to be doing too badly. Inflation is running at less than half the UK level and there are no major public sector strikes, NHS waiting lists or small boats.
But Canada has its own problems.
Mortgage costs on an average home in Canada now eat up 60pc of typical incomes, according to the National Bank. The figure is 90pc in Toronto and over 100pc in Vancouver.
For first-time buyers, prices are simply unaffordable. Their rage is focused on the man they trusted with their votes, not once but thrice.
Read the full article by Daniel Johnson at the Telegraph here.
“Resign Justin Trudeau, you are an international embarrassment,” wrote psychologist Jordan Peterson in response to the article.
Toronto 99 has previously reported on speculation that Trudeau may step down prior to the 2025 election in which his competitor Pierre Poilievre is expected to win.
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