But to allow our doubts to cloud out hope would be a mistake. Rather, we should take guidance from the Liberal campaign slogan: “hope and hard work.” In the coming months we will need a lot of both. Not just from our new government but also from ourselves. This government at the very least represents possibility — possibility that will go unfulfilled if we give ourselves over to despair rather than push the government toward something better. For our children and our health and the health of our communities, let’s allow ourselves to hope.
Justin Trudeau isn't Jesus. If we expect him to be so, we'll be sorely disappointed.
He's not a demon's spawn, either. Trudeau isn't out to punish the wealthy, placate unions or destroy one sector or another. What he wants is to govern well.
Fortunately, he's smarter than our last PM in that he knows to govern well, one can't govern alone.
That's where we come in.
Job creation, new policy ideas, opportunities for youth, environmental initiatives, city-building, new partnerships with foreign companies, solid work on addressing climate change - government can lead, government can inspire, but much of the heavy lifting has to come from every day folk like us.
Ask not what your government can do for you - ask #howmightwe build the #countrywewant together?