Six months ago, after numerous focus group sessions, voter surveys, independent electorate analyses and so forth, the think tank here at Falling Downs concluded that Justin Trudeau was a wanker.
He's a wanker no longer.
Why not? Well, in the first place, he's now the PM, having jettisoned the Harper gang into the dustbin of history... (by the way, does anyone else think the dustbin of history must be getting more overcrowded than a refugee camp in Lebanon?)
Secondly, he's said so-long to Canada's participation in the war on ISIL in Iraq and Syria; not that our contribution ever amounted to much.
Not to worry; seems the Russians are more than willing to take up the slack left by our departure.
Thirdly, he's pulling the plug on the F-35 boondoggle. That's something the Harperites could never have done, because there's way too many of them counting on Lockheed-Martin for lucrative sinecures after they get retired... which happened two days ago.
So, even if we're only 48 hours into the new regime, there's lots of reasons for high hopes...
Which reminds me...