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....