Imposter Syndrome at 24 Sussex Drive

Is Justin Trudeau an imposter?

That’s the question Paul Wells probes in this week’s issue of Maclean’s.

I’ve been wondering the same thing.

I’m too contrarian to pick a political side even though I tilt progressive. But Trudeau was the antidote to years of conservative rule. We needed him. Even if I found his showmanship a bit much.

The past few weeks (or was it months?) have unwound my personal narrative. I won’t investigate this SNC Lavalin thing beyond scanning the headlines of the scrolling news feed. My time is better spent elsewhere. I suspect most Canadians are the same.

But now our shiny symbolic leader is tarnished. That’s OK. We shouldn’t expect politicians to be better than us. I hope Justin finds a way to turn this around. Each of us has moments in life where we can correct our behaviour.

This is Trudeau’s chance to steer us in the direction he promised.

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