After a long vacation abroad, Trudeau takes another personal day

Written By Daniel Bordman, Posted on January 6, 2020

After 16 long days of battling the scorching heat in Costa Rica, his highness, Justin Trudeau, has finally returned to Canada. With the geopolitical situation in the Middle East ramping up after the drone strike on Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, Canadian troops in the region face new challenges. And the prime minister? Well, he has taken yet another personal day.

That’s right. The leader of our country needs a break after two-plus weeks of vacation in the middle of a major political crisis.  Shocking, but not atypical from his escapades in the Bahamas and to Aga Khan’s island, exceeding $215,000 and $125,000, respectively.

So far, Canada has released a wishy-washy statement calling on all sides to deescalate the situation.  The Prime Minister has yet to issue an official press release in support of our troops or our closest ally. 

Neutrality is a bad look domestically and with the U.S., as well as other allies overseas, because, again, Qassem Soleimani was the head of the Quds Force in the IRGC, which is considered a terrorist entity by the Canadian government.

To play devil’s advocate, his absence prevents him from making a massive blunder with a meandering statement on Iran. However, we are slowly approaching the point where the prime minister must say something or risk alienating us from our allies.

Daniel Bordman

Daniel is the host of political satire show Uninterrupted, runs multiple podcasts and has written for a variety of publications. Daniel is also the communications coordinator of the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation. You can find him on Twitter here. Uninterrupted on YouTube

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