In what I can only say is a shame, Interim-leader of the Opposition Rona Ambrose has called it quits on politics after 13 years taking up a job at a Washington think-tank, the Wilson Center. I honestly thought she had a shot at taking the Prime Ministership at the next election given she made mince meat of PM Justin Trudeau every single time she spoke in question time. Her eloquence, ability to attack and make sound arguments had Trudeau on the ropes taking massive body blows. Perhaps he will breathe a sigh of relief now that she has gone.
She will lead the institute’s “efforts to convene U.S. and Canadian officials to explore the benefits of an integrated and competitive North American economy that is focused on job creation and prosperity,”
Canada’s new permanent opposition leader from a list of many candidates will be announced on May 27. Sounds to me like her own party wasn’t going to give her the full time position which looked thoroughly deserved.
I honestly can’t see how Trudeau can win the next election. Acting Opposition leader Rona Ambrose took great pleasure into cutting the PM down to size after he had his department make $1,900 worth life size cut outs of him to be placed in the Canadian Embassy in Washington and ten consulates in the United States. His answer was that he spends too much time in the House of Commons. Such is his vanity, even the Speaker of the House had a good chuckle. The Global Affairs department told civil servants to stop ordering them. Ontario MP John Brassard said, “A life-size, two-dimensional cut-out is probably a perfect metaphor for everything that Justin Trudeau represents… You’ve got the shallow facade, and yet there’s very little in the way of depth or substance there.”
Look up Rona Ambrose vs Justin Trudeau in question time and watch the bloodbath. She makes mincemeat out of the Canadian PM every time and exposes that behind the looks there is little substance and his poll numbers are reflecting that.