The former NDP leader is sharing a lot of thoughts about his old party on TV these days.
This isn't exactly helping his byelection run.
A poll from Abacus Data reveals some of the ideas and images Canadians associate with their political parties.
"At some point you’ve got to stop backing up."
Trudeau admitted to smoking pot as a sitting MP and faced no consequences, he said.
Luckily for the NDP, unlike the Democrats south of the border, they can scrap their party's name and orange motif without much blowback. And they should. The party's image is irreparable, tattered from years of negative election results and cemented in a state of mediocrity.
"Any ... pollsters here tonight? " Go f*ck yourselves."
Even though an effeminate portrayal of Trudeau has been a common thread in the Conservative party's narrative.
If you dig a little into the archives of mainstream media websites and clips, you will notice a trend where the identity politics angle is almost exclusively supported by tweets and Facebook posts from unknown individuals instead of the direct questions or opinions from the journalist or reporter covering the story. Nowadays, journalists hide behind anonymous social media posts and pretend those opinions deserve spotlight coverage in hopes of unearthing a controversial sound bite or another clickable headline.
Something got lost in all this childish behaviour, especially once Tom Mulcair transitioned from apparently laughing at Trudeau losing his cool to losing his own cool and screaming that the Prime Minister was "pathetic" for accidentally elbowing NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest... What got lost was the bill they were debating, Bill C-14, the government's assisted-dying legislation. And it fell further from prominence once the NDP, the party that allegedly wants to make this bill better, saw an opportunity to use the accident as political leverage against the Prime Minister and perhaps for their own leadership ambitions.