Citizens are not fools: Justin Trudeau on dynastic politics


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau feels that a person’s political lineage does not guarantee success, according to a report in Mid Day.

“Citizens are not fools. Citizens can tell whether someone is genuine in their approach or just trying to live up to some lofty familial expectation. For me, all my life I focused on how I could best make a difference. ”

Trudeau was asked about his views on political dynasties at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad. The question was asked because Trudeau is the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

The Canadian PM did not deny that he had an advantage when he entered politics. He said people had seen the values he had been raised with and decided whether to vote for him or not, according to the report.

Trudeau also said that politics was not always his first choice.

“I decided early on much to my father’s pleasure that I wouldn’t go anywhere near politics, because for one thing, I knew more than anyone else what kind of a difficult impact it has on one’s kids, so it wasn’t an automatic choice for me,” said Trudeau.

Trudeau is in India for a week, along with his wife Sophie and their children. He received a lacklustre welcome and has not met Narendra Modi so far.moneycontrol