Justin Trudeau has been Liberal leader for more than a month but it appears he could use a hand in question period.
The new Liberal leader is calling on Canadians to submit questions that, if selected, will be taken directly to Stephen Harper in the House of Commons.
Trudeau released a YouTube video Monday morning asking for queries on “middle-class concerns” to be submitted to the party website.
In the clip, Trudeau says that Canadians he’s met — whether in food courts or teachers’ lounges — have been telling him it’s getting harder and harder to make ends meet.
“So I get up in question period and ask the government about our struggling middle class and where their economic policies are for them,” Trudeau says. “And I get no answers.”
Well, Trudeau thinks you may have better luck challenging the prime minister.
“Together I know we will hold this government to account and get the answers Canadians deserve,” he says.
But there’s a bit of a catch.
In order to submit a question, Canadians must first enter their first and last names, email address, phone number, full address and postal code — all information that will be mighty useful in the party database.
On Sunday, Conservatives encouraged Canadians to wish Laureen Harper a Happy Mother’s Day by entering in the same information online.
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“This Mother’s Day, I’d like to recognize a woman who has been an amazing mother to our two kids — my wife, Laureen,” the message reads. “I hope you’ll join me in signing this card wishing Laureen a Happy Mother’s Day.”
When the prime minister turned 54 on April 30, Canadians were encouraged to wish him a happy birthday online but not before — you guessed it — submitting their names, email addresses and postal codes. The site is still up and running if you’d like to send belated best wishes.
Still, Trudeau’s latest video may be seen as something of an upgrade from the clip he released last week to celebrate the Liberals' recent success with grassroots fundraising.
The clip — which famously showed Trudeau in a green T-shirt and cargo shorts — was the subject of some mockery online.
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