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For Trudeau . . . all the world’s a stage

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Leadership is about more than photo ops.

Leadership is about more than photo ops.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s previous experience as a high-school drama teacher is being put to good use these days as his career seems to be an endless series of photo-ops and fan selfies. We’re delighted that our handsome, follicley gifted, young Prime Minister is recognizable on the world stage, represents our country well and seems to be in touch with current issues. However, perhaps it’s now time he got out his pocket calculator and sat down to do some actual work, like Kevin Kline’s character did in the movie about a substitute U.S. President called “Dave”.

Thanks for the legacy.

Thanks for the legacy.

In 1944 when my father was eighteen years old there was a war on and soldiers were granted special dispensation to vote. At the time, his grandmother cautioned him against voting Liberal because “all they do is spend money recklessly”. She certainly seems to have known what she was talking about and her advice has been validated by Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s fiscal policies. Trudeau senior (Pierre) famously started Canada’s spiraling financial decline and we’re still trying to dig our way out of that debt. Our current federal and provincial leaders still spend like drunken sailors with no regard for the consequences.

Dress rehearsals have ended. The honeymoon’s over, Justin. Roll up your sleeves, spread those bills out on the diningroom table and get busy figuring out how you’re going to get our budget in order. Any idiot knows that borrowing on your Visa is a sucker’s game and there comes a time when we have to pay for such foolishness. Set up a system of audits, checks and accountability that is transparent and available to the Canadian taxpayer. It’s our money and we have a right to a say in how it’s spent and where it’s going. You have a majority and no longer need to buy votes. Our grandparents and great grandparents lived through the Great Depression and implementing a few of their pecuniary practices would do us all some good. That iPhone that you love so much for selfies also has a built-in calculator. Use it.

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Author: Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

2 thoughts on “For Trudeau . . . all the world’s a stage

  1. Well said……the honeymoon is over…..time to start the marriage.

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