Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
Tuesday’s prime minister was full of patience. Friday’s prime minister was nearly done waiting. “Canadians have been patient. Our government has been patient,” Justin Trudeau said Friday afternoon. “But it has been two weeks and the barricades need to come down now.” Trudeau has to hope now that he’s done enough over the past few days — and perhaps over the last several years — to permit his demand for movement now to push the crisis to a peaceful resolution. On Tuesday, Trudeau emphasized a desire for dialogue, collaboration and partnership. On Friday, he was at pains to detail the government’s efforts to settle the matter. But he conceded that those efforts have not been reciprocated.