Jan 25, 2024
By Bob Komsic
So? Which is it?
Does Newfoundland and Labrador MP Ken McDonald want Justin Trudeau’s leadership reviewed or not?
(The Hill Times / Andrew Meade)
During a media interview Wednesday, he said ”the government now of today is getting to be … old … people are thinking maybe it’s time for a change.”
McDonald goes on to say he tells everyone “every leader, every party has a best-before date. Our best-before date is here.”
Asked if he wanted at least a leadership review, he replied ”yes”.
Would he continue supporting Trudeau or would he look for somebody else?
”I would want to see the slate of candidates that would come forward and hear from them individually and then I wold make up my mind,” said McDonald.
Then as the Liberal caucus gathered in Ottawa today, McDonald’s doing an about face, issuing a statement.
”The intent of my recent public comments was not to personally call for a leadership review, and I am not calling for one now,” it reads.
”As I said, I believe that the prime minister is a smart politician, a great campaigner, and I know he still has the best interest of Canadians at heart.
I will continue to support my caucus colleagues and the prime minister as I’ve done since 2015,” added McDonald’s statement.