A year ago, Canada’s labour movement was completely in love with Justin Trudeau but now one of the biggest unions, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, has launched a comprehensive campaign against him claiming he hasn’t done enough.
Their criticism is that he’s changed the tone but not the substance — in other words Trudeau talks a lot but doesn’t deliver. That sounds familiar.
PSAC’s contract is up which means he’s about to find out what it’s like to be on the receiving end of union vitriol, just like Stephen Harper was for a decade.
And it’s not just unions that are unhappy with Trudeau one year in, but business groups as well.
This is a government that is disappointing special interests on all fronts but thanks to the media party’s still vibrant love affair with Trudeau, he continues to ride high in the polls.