March 01, 2019

“I'm kind of disappointed”: Even Torontonians are souring on Justin Trudeau

Jessica SwietoniowskiRebel Correspondent

On February 26, just one day before Jody Wilson-Raybould’s blockbuster testimony about the Liberal government's role in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, I went out to the streets of Toronto to ask people what they thought of Justin Trudeau.

Toronto is arguably the most liberal city in Canada, so I was surprised that most people I talked to didn't have much to say about the prime minister.

Responses like "He's cute" or "I think he's a good guy" were pretty common. Trudeau's biggest accomplishment, as far as some were concerned, was that he had legalized marijuana.

But when I tried to dig a little deeper, mentioning ethics investigations and other scandals, people didn't know what to say. Most had never heard of these things before, like the fact that he was the first Prime Minister to violate Canada's ethics laws. When I told them about these things, they were clearly taken aback.

Some seemed more aware of Trudeau's shortcomings, though, and criticized his inaction on a number of issues.

I wonder what the responses would have been if I'd waited a couple of days to ask Torontonians about Trudeau....

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commented 2019-03-03 18:04:15 -0500
“Most of them brought up the First Nations issue as if it was the main issue in Canada. It needs to be addressed once and for all so that these kids can realize we are facing many other pressing problems as well. "

Climate change is as well.

You’ll have a hard time riling up much xenophobia. If you work in Toronto you probably work with Muslims and other immigrants every day, and that pretty much entirely neutralizes the xenophobic paranoia.
commented 2019-03-02 20:40:18 -0500
Jessica, first of all, Trudeau is not cute. Secondly,I can`t believe how uninformed the average person on the street is regarding the on going saga of the Liberals in general and their leader in particular! I guess that when all you are listening to is the CBC or you just don`t have the time to do any investigating and you trust our government at face value, flops like little Justin get elected. What a disgrace and embarrassment to Canadians!
People, please consider Maxime Bernier! Get out and vote this clown out of office!
commented 2019-03-02 09:12:07 -0500
Wow ! I thought my fellow Brits were apathetic and apolitical, but watching these young people whose futures are being decided, I can only comment we all get the governments we deserve.
commented 2019-03-02 02:26:02 -0500
Canada is going down. Well, we had a good run. Those of us born in the 50’s and 60’s will not have to deal with the repercussions of those that arrive behind us. The Lunatics are running the Asylum. I look at it this way. Those of us born in the years just after the Big One (WWII) will be fine. We were born in the right time… Our Children and Grandchildren will have to figure this out. Not our problem any longer… So, if you are in your 60’s, or later, don’t try to fix things. You’ll just be wasting your time for nothing… Just enjoy your retirement. I am…
commented 2019-03-02 01:22:16 -0500
Oh! but he legalized Marijuana. That’s what’s on their minds. Not how he has betrayed Canada. He’s such a good guy. He could be Satan with horns and they would still say the same thing. Brain Dead. Brace yourselves folks. Looks like another Trudeau majority government. Most Canadians are the same, in particular the younger they are, the more comatose they seem to be.
commented 2019-03-01 22:44:37 -0500
How shocking it is that people are so clueless about Trudeau. Let’s hope all the testimony from Jodie Wilson-Raybold will show them what a womanizing fop Toadeau is.
commented 2019-03-01 21:37:17 -0500
Good for you Jessica.
Now, go out and ask the very same questions.
commented 2019-03-01 20:37:14 -0500
Judging by the response of these people, nobody knows what is actually going on. Trudeau is still Gods gift to Canada, no matter he is helping to organize the genocide of the Canadian white race. Perhaps when Trump is re elected he will come to our rescue, the UN most certainly will not…..Glory Glory Hallal-oo-ya.
Good show Jessica.
commented 2019-03-01 18:53:50 -0500
Good report Jessica. Discuragung to see how out of touch people are. Hopefully that will change by the time of the election.
commented 2019-03-01 18:17:11 -0500
Alberta Maga, truth… C’est la Vie…
commented 2019-03-01 17:38:57 -0500
Too many in Toronto will love him again when he promises something stupid to play to their egos.
commented 2019-03-01 16:02:13 -0500
Liza Rosie, well said… But this nonsense has been going on for a long, long time… And nothing has changed for the better. In fact, times are getting worse… They’re much worse today, then in the 60’s… Universities are pumping out Haters every year.. The Liberals and NDP want to increase Immigration… And you know what they’re bringing in. No, it’s too late to reverse the clock… The writing is on the wall.. First Nations issues will never be resolved. They cannot look after themselves, no matter how much money you give them.. That is just Life… Accept it. The best we can hope for is to get rid of the Liberals in October.. But in the end (and over the years), nothing will change… Universities and their Liberal/Socialist Profs will guarantee that… It’s too late… Time to think about your next “move”..
commented 2019-03-01 15:26:53 -0500
None of these interviewees were hostile and they seemed open to a shift in thought. A slight shift granted, but this could be an opportunity to bring some of these people around, especially the young ones. Most of them brought up the First Nations issue as if it was the main issue in Canada. It needs to be addressed once and for all so that these kids can realize we are facing many other pressing problems as well. The one fellow said outright that he was looking for a change in government. These are the voters who could make a difference this Oct. and we should be encouraging them to open their minds to the issues and the candidates.

Make the streeters so regular that they become a thing on the streets of T.O. Also its a good way to get the Rebel out there in a non threatening way, with a young reporter like Jessica.
commented 2019-03-01 15:26:21 -0500
@Jessica. May I suggest that you don’t just wonder what people on the streets of our cities think about Trudeau now that Wilson-Raybould has testified and Scheer has called for his resignation and a police investigation: Ask them! Take your microphone and camera out on the streets again NOW and regularly in the future so that we can find out what our fellow Canadians think.
commented 2019-03-01 14:38:56 -0500
Break this down by Demographics, and you begin to see what’s really going on. Ask a Black Man, and Trudy has not given him what he demands… Therefore, Trudy is a Racist… Ask a feminist, and Trudy is now a Misogynist, because she did not get what she wanted… Ask any person in University? None of them know what’s going on anyway/Brainwashed… Ask an Aboriginal/First Nations, and Trudy is a White Colonial Oppressor… The Idiot (Trudeau) has been burning the candle from “multiple” ends, and he has lost big time… This is too enjoyable… It’s about time to put an end to Identity Politics… Or, not. It’s hilarious either way, and a great way to spend my retirement years… This White Man beat the Racist and Sexist policies (that have plagued Canada for half a Century)… And I’m loving it… Oh, and I believe you missed the LBGTQ community… That is hilarious all on it’s own… And these Idiots in Toronto do not represent Ontario… Other Canadians should begin to understand that…
commented 2019-03-01 14:37:38 -0500
I would like to see a streeter report like this weekly. Asking Canadians,especially young Canadians about the issues, what they think about our leadership, how they feel about the opposition, and if they even know that there is a new guy to choose from this fall, and if they have ever heard of the name Maxime Bernier?

I think it would bring traffic here potentially. Maybe some eyes can be opened a bit wider between now and Oct. or whenever they shut us down, which ever comes first.
I think Jessica is a perfect choice for such reporting.
commented 2019-03-01 14:18:00 -0500
Trudeau must go NOW . The little rat is coming back to answer to the scandal . Like anyone will believe this clown that called us Nazis . He is the first rat to jump ship every time . His ass is on the line I can believe him saying that law was Harpers law and we know how they hate anything Mr. Harper has done . Gerry it’s called obstruction of justice . And job loss in Quebec isn’t more important in Quebec than any where else in Canada of coarse unless it’s Trudeau’s ass on the line . And the fiberals .
commented 2019-03-01 12:59:54 -0500
JESSICA , you did a fine job .
First time watching you, will check you out from now on .
commented 2019-03-01 12:30:50 -0500
Low info/no info voters will give the unethical hair-do another 4 years.