Trudeau admires China's 'basic dictatorship'
OTTAWA - So the ladies had questions, after all.
In fact, one of the 100 women who paid $250 to get into the Ladies Night with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau Thursday had a doozy for him. It went like this:
"Which nation, besides Canada, which nation's administration do you most admire, and why?"
It took Trudeau a minute to consider the question.
The marketing of this event had become controversial because it suggested these ladies might want to ask what was in the e-vite like "What's your favourite virtue?" or "Who are your real-life heroes?" Maybe Trudeau was expecting one of those.
Event host Amanda Alvaro gave him some time to think by joking: "Not the fluffy questions some were expecting!"
Much laughter and clapping. Ha! Good one.
But the question at hand, sir, which country's government does the Liberal Party's candidate for prime minister in 2015 most admire?
Trudeau's answer: "You know, there's a level of of admiration I actually have for China ..."