I FORGIVE JUSTIN TRUDEAU. I accept his apology.
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know the man has disappointed me in many ways, just as he’s disappointed many Canadians.
I had high hopes for him. Who wouldn’t have high hopes for a guy with great hair who looks good in a suit and has a lot of progressive ideas? Part of the disappointment comes from his lack of performance on promises, part because he’s a crappy crisis manager.
The India-trip costumes, the Wilson-Raybould crisis, bailing out on proportional representation (though I’m no fan of PR, it should have gone to a referendum). And now the brownface disaster. He just seems to get things wrong.
But I accept his apology on what I’ll call the balance of plausibilities.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.