GUNTER: Payette checked off all of Trudeau’s symbolic boxes
This is about more than just a disastrous appointment as Governor General. The resignation of Julie Payette this past week as the Queen’s representative in Canada goes to the heart of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s toxic mix of incompetence and arrogance — again. Winston Churchill once said of Clement Attlee, his successor as British prime minister, “He is a modest man with much to be modest about.” Well, our PM is also a man with much to be modest about, but one who demonstrates no modesty whatsoever. Trudeau believes he is the most aware, sensitive, caring, inclusive, “woke” person in any room. You can see this self-assured conceit in the choice of Payette in the first place.