Perspective: Embarrassment for Trudeau as Wilson-Raybould wins seat as Independent

Jody Wilson-Raybould after winning her seat as an independent in the 2019 Federal Elections. Photo from

Congrats! To Jody Wilson-Raybould …

Jody Wilson-Raybould owes Trudeau an unplayable debt …

PM Justin Trudeau has nothing to be ashamed of or be embarrassed about as it relates to Jody Wilson-Raybould winning her Vancouver Granville seat. The electors have spoken and for their own reasons have voted the way they did. Leave that alone and respect their choice. This is supposed to be a democracy.

The Liberals

The Liberals gave Jody a voice and a very high profile as Attorney-General and Justice Minister. She is the First Nation person to be so appointed. Justin Trudeau took a risk as she was an unknown and was not a politician with any experience in this specialized area of National life … at the Federal level. Trudeau said he was a feminist and gave this bright Canadian female a chance of her lifetime and a platform to make a real difference for Canada, her own First Nation people and herself.


The rift between Jody et al and PM Trudeau over the SNC Lavalin debacle was most unfortunate. This matter could have been handled differently. Pride and one-upmanship seems to have been the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. It is disappointing to say the least. We are recommending an increased effort to settle this impasse between the parties.

Jody Wilson-Raybould owes Trudeau an unpayable debt.

We congratulate Mrs. Jody Wilson-Raybould on her electoral success and hope one day she and Trudeau will mend their differences in the best interest of Canada. United we stand and divided we stand. Will the parties dismount from their high horses? Give statesmanship a chance.

Trudeau has a lot to feel proud about. He has made missteps and possible mistakes, but he or she without sin let them cast the first stone. We are waiting on the perfect persons to cast the first stone. We will not hold our breath.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a veteran journalist who has been watching Canadian politics for over a decade.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.