trudeau and pearson tried to buy off French Canada by destroying English Canadians symbols and culture. It didn't work. IT did not satisfy Quebec nationalists and has left English canada rudderless. Multiculturalism, a strategy to buy ethnic votes is as bad for ethnic communities as it is for canada. trudeau was the roiginal tax and spend liberal. he was elitist, disrespectful and hideously arrogant. trudeau and the grits are responsible for much of canad's national unity issues. Their policies of massives centralization directly contradicted the wisdom of our Constitution. The charter of rights is abonanza for lawyers and judges , who now make likes at will. he openly cavorted with communist dictators and encouraged them to enslave their peoples.
When Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff invokes a prime ministerial hero, it’s always Lester Pearson.
He rarely mentions the personal impact of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, even though the former prime minister’s eldest son sits three rows behind him in the House of Commons as a rookie Quebec MP.
But there’s a good reason to tread carefully on the PET connection even now, a decade after his death.
He divides us still.