"For me to criticize my Prime Minister while I'm on a foreign visit is just not the way I was raised," said Mr. Trudeau, who is a staunch supporter of the pipeline that would funnel Alberta oil-sands crude to the global markets offered by Texas and Louisiana refineries.
Trudeau as been criticized for his name; to his opponents, it's a way to portray him as elitist, as riding on his father's coattails. It's a relatively simple task to turn a foe's perceived weaknesses to your advantage - it's a tougher act to turn your own perceived disadvantages into a strength.
Which is what Trudeau managed to do in this already oft-quoted line.
Trudeau is more than just a name - it's a set of values, a reflection on a core set of beliefs that revolve around respect. It makes me think of this:
Not only has Trudeau taken the high road - he even refers to Harper as his Prime Minister. This sets him on a different track from the hyper partisan focus of the Harper Tories that view the leadership of Canada as synonymous with their Party and imply that other Parties are un-Canadian. It also associates his name with Canada as much as it does with the Liberal Party.
Trudeau the younger clearly has some of his father in him, but I don't think it's fair to weigh Justin Trudeau against the legacy of his father. Doing so just underestimates what he might accomplish in his own right.