Chase.. some hopeful news... Trudeau
Hubby has been a diehard NDP for many years and took it pretty hard when Jack died.
But he's always been an admirer of Pierre Trudeau and has mentioned that if Justin manages to win the leadership race for the Liberal Party... he will vote for him. He would actually consider getting politically involved again and volunteer with the Liberal campaign.
YAY! My socialist hubby will join me in the Liberal Party ranks!
OTTAWA Ã¯Â¿Â½ The son of Canada's most famous politician would lead his father's once-mighty Liberal Party back to power if elections were held now, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Thirty-nine percent of respondents in a Forum poll for the daily National Post said they would vote for the Grits under Justin Trudeau, one of three sons of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, prime minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979, and 1980 to 1984.
The ruling Conservatives would take only 30 percent while the opposition New Democrats would fall to third place with 23 percent.
In an election this would translate into 150 seats for the Liberals in the 308-seat House of Commons, just short of a majority.
"A Liberal Party led by (Justin Trudeau) would be the prohibitive favorite to beat in the next federal election," Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff told the National Post.
The 40-year-old would decisively win the votes of Canadians over 45, and polls strongly among female voters (42 percent). Male voters were split between the Tories and Grits, according to the survey of 1,849 eligible voters. The sample is considered accurate within a margin of two percent.
Pierre Trudeau, who died in 2000, was admired for the force of his intellect and praised for his political acumen in preserving national unity against Quebec separatists, as well as establishing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
But after ruling for most of the last century, the Liberal Party was eviscerated in last year's election, relegated to the political margins as a third-ranked grouping with 35 seats in parliament.
Justin had swapped a teaching career for a chance to represent the Liberals in 2008 in the Montreal electoral district of Papineau and win it back from the separatists who took it in 2006. He won and was reelected in 2011.
Many have said they hope his youth, good looks and brand name can revitalize and re-launch the party in time to challenge the Conservatives in the next election likely in 2015.
But he must first win his party's leadership race. A new Liberal leader will be chosen in April, after Michael Ignatieff resigned in the wake of the party's drubbing at the polls.
Here is a link that might be useful: Justin looking good