Despite Justin Trudeau’s admiration of China’s basic dictatorship and his creepy feelings towards the Castro family in Cuba, Canada’s not a one party state, but among one part of the population, there does exist an embarrassing hero worship of our current leader.
I’m talking about the civil service and their slavish love for Justin Trudeau.
We saw it when he showed up last year at Global Affairs where the purportedly impartial civil servants clapped and applauded as Trudeau and his cabinet walked through the building. They simply couldn’t get enough selfies.
Well, now we have another couple of examples.
Watch as I show you the posting of a billboard of their dear leader in China and embassy officials in Washington freaking out at the idea of having a Justin Trudeau cardboard cut out that people could get photos taken with.
In the example from Beijing, remember this comes from a government that promised to end partisan advertising paid for by taxpayers and the case that came out of our embassy in Washington, takes hero worship to a new level of embarrassment.
I was there more than a decade ago when before the election that put him in power, Stephen Harper calmed fears that he would be a super radical by reminding everyone that he would still have to deal with a Liberal Senate, a Liberal judiciary and a Liberal civil service.
In his ten years in power, he changed the make-up of the senate but not much else.
These emails, the billboard, the cardboard cutout, the swooning, it all points to a very Liberal civil service, one engaged in a creepy hero worship that has no place in our diplomatic corp.