KINSELLA: Trudeau no longer has Trump around to distract from his failings
Beep beep. Not so fun now that Donald is gone now, is it, Justin? Donald Trump, you see, was Justin Trudeau’s secret Saturday morning cartoon weapon. Whenever the Liberal Prime Minister got into a bit of trouble, he could always count on the Republican president to get into even more trouble. With Donald playing the role of Wile E. Coyote, Justin always looked like the Roadrunner. Couldn’t fail. Beep beep. So, Trudeau accepted gifts from the Aga Khan lobbyists, sure, and was found to be in a conflict of interest. Trump topped that: he used the Trump Foundation, a charity, to engage in what the New York Attorney General called “a shocking pattern of illegality.” And, yes, Trudeau obstructed justice in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, and was cited for his wrongdoing by the Ethics Commissioner. Trump outdid him: he tried to get a foreign government to go after a political rival, one Joseph R. Biden, and was impeached.