What you should know before you hop on the Trudeau bandwagon

I am a fan of Justin Trudeau. Compared to the option of another four years of now-retired “Supreme Leader” Harper, Trudeau is heaven-sent. Since his monumental victory in October of last year, he has implemented numerous policies that have improved the country substantially. Whether it is accepting 30,000 refugees from war-torn Syria, slashing tax rates for the middle class, or introducing a 50 percent female cabinet, he has upheld the Liberal values for which he was elected. However, far too many have gleefully and blindly jumped on to the Trudeau bandwagon. Everyone under 25 seems to be infatuated with the Prime Minister. After years of the sociopathic cold fish that was Stephen Harper, Canada is cool again. Buzzfeed thinks our PM is hot. The world acknowledges us now. And we love it. But before you say Trudeau is the best thing that ever happened to this country, consider a few of his contradicting, illegitimate political moves. Trudeau claims to be an environmentally conscious liberal, desiring to implement policies to reduce Canada’s carbon emissions. He recently introduced a federal $10-per-tonne carbon tax. The revenues from this tax will be returned back to the provinces to finance tax cuts. Seems like a logical plan, right? Not exactly. Canada still gives out $3.3 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies. As Alex Doukas said in an article for The Guardian, “It’s like...

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