PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU’s minority government is not like his father’s.
When Pierre Trudeau won minority government in 1972, he didn’t have the support of opposition parties. The government only lasted one year, 221 days.
His minority government introduced the unpopular Petro-Canada Crown Corporation that reminded Albertans of the despised National Energy Program. Petro-Canada’s reddish-coloured headquarters in Calgary were tagged “red square.”
Given the bluster from the United Conservative Party of Alberta, you wouldn’t think that the Liberals have any support from the Conservatives until you consider that they both want the Trans Mountain pipeline built.
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.