Average dad with car saleman’s grin drops kids off at school

It’s official: Justin Trudeau is off to the races, and he’s bringing his family along for the ride. The calculus behind today’s writ-drop, kicking off a tight 40-day federal election, was precise. Had Trudeau called it any sooner, Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives would enjoy more time to outspend the Liberals in advertising; any later and everyday parents might mentally move on from their child’s first day of school. (Why not wait until after Sept. 11, with all of its dark resonance, remains a mystery, but whatever.) Trudeau’s platform hinges on a future for Canada’s children: climate change, national pharmacare and equal rights comprise a marked attempt to steal progressives away from the New Democratic Party. It worked in 2015. But if Trudeau wants to stay in power after Oct. 21, he’ll need a bigger army than his family of five.

Photo: Sean Kilpatrick/CP

Article URL : https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/family-guy-trudeau-get-the-kids-dropped-off-before-writ-drops/

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