Justin Trudeau and the Liberals pay lip service to young people, but those same young people aren’t impressed with the Trudeau government on issues that affect them.
In fact, the PM was heckled at the youth labour forum where attendees turned their backs on him and called him a hypocrite.
Among other issues, they’re angry because the Liberals aren’t addressing Canada’s youth unemployment rate. For Canadians aged 15 to 24, the employment rate stood at 55.2 per cent as of last June.
Trudeau scolded kids at the forum for protesting, but the fact is, the Liberals had to review their failing youth employment strategy.
And the PM should worry about his broken promises.
According to a psychology professor at the University of San Diego, there’s an uprising among youth:
Jean Twenge’s research on Millennials shows youth today are more politically polarized and more conservative than their parents and grandparents.
Youth are starting to value hard work and tradition, and are becoming more devoted to God.
As the party of jobs, fiscal prudence and family values, the Conservative Party of Canada could become the home for Canada’s youth but they just can’t seem to get it together with young Canadians at election time.
What’s the problem? Could it be that right wing political parties have also shifted left?
Instead of highlighting attractive conservative principles like liberty and freedom, politicians on the right are apologetic about their ideals. Instead, they should promote the idea that people can make choices for themselves.
Conservative principles sell themselves.