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How Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister inCanada
Research on how Justin Trudeau became Canada’sPrime Minister
JustinTrudeau is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada. Moreover,it is also important to note that he the son of a former CanadianPrime Minister known as Pierre Trudeau. Justin Trudeau assumed officein November 2015 after the successful elections held in October thesame year. Even though he joined politics at a later stage, JustinTrudeau left a mark in 2000 when he gave a eulogy during his fatherfuneral. Since most people did not expect his political up rise thissoon, questions arealways raised on how he managedto win the Prime Minister’s seat. So as to achieve this, it isimportant to make use of a research method so as to find out the realfacts regarding his success. Application of qualitative method willbe the best since people will beinterviewed and also there wouldinclude observation sessions. Arguably, Trudeau won the seat mainlybecause of his detailed manifesto he presented to the people duringthe campaign. In politics, the politician`s statement is one of themost valuable tools which will make people vote for them. A strategyis an essential element since that is what will convince the peopleto vote one in as a leader. Apart from the great manifesto, it isalso noted that sympathy is whatmight have contributed to the success of Trudeau as the PrimeMinister of Canada. The paper aims at presenting researchedinformation regarding how Justin Trudeau became the Prime Minister ofCanada.
So as toachieve the research objectives of this topic regarding JustinTrudeau, it was important to come up with a research design. The bestresearch design to apply for this study is qualitative method. Underqualitative research design, there are other sub-methodologies suchas the use of interviews and focus group. These two will be the bestto apply in researching about how Justin Trudeau managed to becomethe Prime Minister of Canada. The reason for choosing thismethodology for this study is because interviews and focus groups arethe best when researching more information about someone famous. Thisinvolves a lot of consultation so as to acquire a lot of details.While applying the use of interviews, people from differentbackgrounds hailing from Canada will be asked questions regardingJustin and this will help in collection of information. Moreover,focus groups will be used in this study. This will involve observingthe youth and the women as the main groups since they are the mainones who voted for Justin Trudeau.
Pros and Cons of using Interviews and Focus Groups in the Study
It is important to note that application ofthese methodologies in the research will have both advantages anddisadvantages. Firstly, one of the main advantages is thatqualitative research ensures evaluation of the matter in discussionin depth so as to realize the objectives of the study. This isbecause the researcher has a long period with either the people theyare interviewing or the focus group and can always ask them to sharemore information. Secondly, the other advantage is that interviewsare not limited to any questions and the researcher has a freedom ofasking anything.
Nevertheless, the methodologies also havedisadvantages. For example, use of focus groups is time consuming.When a researcher wants to collect the information quickly andpublish, they are not advised to use qualitative method since theywill use a lot of time. Secondly, the quality of the informationcollected from the interviewees solely depends on the skills of theinterviewer. A good interview will collect the best information whilethe one who is not competent will not find the right information.
How Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister
Through theinterviews carried out by the people of Canada, most of them statedthat they elected Justin Trudeau since he promised to defend thewomen rights. A woman right is a big issue, not only in Canada butacross the world. Since women were going through serious problems inmost Canadian neighborhoods, it was important to protect their rightsso as to ensure they get equal treatment in the society (Avery,2016). It is interesting that Trudeau was even branded ‘feminist’during his campaigns. Itis because inmost of his agenda he addressedan issue of protecting the rights of women. Some of the key areas hediscussedand implemented were matters regarding employment and education. Thegirl child was supposed to get equal learning opportunities just likethe boy child. For the issue of job equality, Justin Trudeau even setby example when he presented a gender-balanced cabinet lineup. Moreover, rape cases had gone up, and it was upon the government toact swiftly. The women of Canada wanted a government which willprotect their daughters from rapists,and since Trudeau promised to do this, they made him the PrimeMinister. In the interviews, most of the respondents claimed thatthey hope the rape cases will fall and their daughters will be safeagain.
In anobservation carried out in the centralCanadian towns, it is evident that the proposed legalization ofmarijuana is one of the reasons that Justin Trudeau is the PrimeMinister of Canada today. Not only in Canada but many parts of theworld are today debating on whether marijuana should belegalized or not (Harper,Mulcair, & Trudeau, 2015). During the 2015 campaigns, JustinTrudeau was also caught in this situation and decided that he willtake advantage of the issue. As noted before, through theobservations, it is evident that those are some of the things thepeople are waiting for him to implement soon. Itjust means that this is one ofthe main reasons why they voted him in making him the prime minister.When the interview wascarried regarding thelegalizationof weed, the citizens of Canada had several reasons for voting him inregarding this matter. Most of them claimed that they saw businessopportunities from the legalization of marijuana since they would beable to trade lawfully. Amazingly, some even stated that they mightstart marijuana farming as a businessand this is why it was important to vote in Justin Trudeau. Medicalexperts have also been calling for the legalization of marijuanasince they believe that they can make good use of it when applied insome medications.
Abortion isyet another valuable tool which Justin Trudeau incorporated in hismanifesto to ensure a successful outcome in the 2015 elections.Despite rebellion from religious especially from the Catholicdenomination, Trudeau confirmed that he would make sure that abortionis legalizedwhen elected the Prime Minister of Canada. In his campaign, he arguedout that the best option on matters regarding abortion is to supportpro-choice. In that, many mothers suffer when the have to carrypregnancies which they never anticipated. Since he was up to protectwomen rights as well, Trudeau said that women should getthe opportunity to decide for themselves. In this era where is a risein rates of unwanted pregnancies, it will just be good if abortion islawful and this might just be thereason why the women were impressed with this move and voted inJustin Trudeau.
However, inan observation carried in most parts of Canada, it might be right toclaim that Justin Trudeau only became a minister because of sympathyand people viewed him as a natural heir. In politics, bloodassociations are one of the key things which ensure the prosperityof new politicians. For the case of Justin Trudeau, this might justbe a reason also as people voted for him since he is a son of aformer Prime Minister. As noted before, Justin Trudeau is the son ofthe 15th Canadian Prime Minister who was known as Pierre Trudeau.Since his father was already influential and famous, Justin mighthave just had a quiettime as many people saw him a natural leader, inherited from hisfather. Moreover, he might have just become the Prime Minister ofCanada because of sympathy from the people. Even though Justin joinedpolitics,later on, hemade a statement when he presented a eulogy during his father’sfuneral in 2000. From this time, people recognized him and when hedeclared his interest in this post they might have just voted him inout of sympathy.
Since theelection of Justin Trudeau as the Prime Minister of Canada in 2015,major parts of the country are experiencing development regardinginfrastructure. Networking is a major part of a good manifesto. For along time, the people of Canada have complained about theirsupportingmaterials since the previous governments failed to do much. InTrudeau’s declaration, improvement of infrastructure was one of theprimaryelement,and this might just be another reason why he is the Prime Minister ofCanada today. So as to gather more information on this, it wasimportant to interact with the Canadian traders who played importantroles in ensuring that Trudeau became the prime minister. In theinterviews with them, they said they wish to expand their businesses,and this is only achievable when there is a good road network. So asto avoid delays, the traders need the government to develop thetransport system,and this is just another reason why they voted in Trudeau. Afterbecoming the Prime Minister of Canada, the people expect that he willimplement the infrastructure promises he laid down during thecampaigns.
In thisresearch, a qualitative method wasapplied tothe collection of information, and this requires a lot of interviews.While speaking to a large part of the city dwellers, the openlystated that majority of them who voted for Trudeau did that becausehe promised to cut the gap between the poor and the rich. Just likethe United States, Canada was also suffering from the widening dividebetween the rich and the have-nots.It remainsa major concern for the people since it has adverse effects on theeconomy and democracy. So as to ensure that the people voted for himwhile campaigning for the seat, Justin Trudeau promised that ifelected president, he would ensure that he cut the tax rate for thosewith low incomes and increased tax by 1% for those with high income.Most people agree that this is one of the main things which made himthe Prime Minister. Without areal manifesto to improve theeconomy and the poor people’s lifestyles in general, it would havebeen very hard to win the Canadian elections in this era. Itis is because a bad economyaffects the middle class and the lower class mostly and these are theones who make up the most of the voting population. Closing the gapbetween the rich and the poor would ensure the growth of the economysince all the people will have the money and afford to spend it onbasic needs.
Earlierpractices in political leadership also played a role in making JustinTrudeau the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. It is easy to understandall these when using observation as a method of a research study.Although he first made a public appearance while giving a eulogyduring his father’s funeral in 2000, it was 2006 when he decided toplunge himself into politics when he became the youth chairman of theLiberal Party. The following year, he showed interest in vying forthe Montreal`s Papineau parliamentary seat which he managed toacquire the following year. During his tenure as a member ofparliament, he raised his political bar so high since he was one ofthe best debaters in the House.Moreover, he impressed the constituents he represented and thisproved his leadership skills.
Later in 2013, Trudeau raised his political barwhen he was chosenthe leader of the Liberal Party. All these contributed a lot inTrudeau’s becoming the Prime Minister of Canada. With previousexperience in leadership, he would have had a hard time in thecreation of a realmanifesto which would prove to the people that he can lead. SinceTrudeauwas a son of a former Canadian leader, hemust have had skills which heacquired from his father when he was alive. Moreover, Justin Trudeauearned the ticket to leadership when he openly shared his interest tosolve the issue of climate change. Climate change has adverse effectson earth of the affected area. Like in Canada, this would maketo extreme heats which cause droughts and deaths as well as extremecold which is relatively dangerous. Itis yet another manifesto whichmight have made him the prime minister. After experiencing theadverse effects of climate change on other parts of the world, thepeople of Canada were not ready to experience the same, and that iswhy they were in need of a leader who will help them sought the issueof climate change. To even prove this, Trudeau spoke during the UNSummit in 2016 and asserted that Canada was back to help and end theproblemof climate change.
Justin might have also made it as the PrimeMinister of Canada because of his humbleness. In his memoir where hewrites his experiences as a son of a Prime Minster, Justin Trudeauproves his humble nature since he wasnever caught in anycontroversies. Moreover, he never down looked other citizens butrespected them as well. As much as the people want a competentleader, humility is also an essential element in ensuring that thepeople love you as a leader. This attribute played a significant rolein providing the winning of Justin Trudeau as the leader of Canada.Even later after the elections, he had managed to depict his humblenature when he went to the airport to receive the Syria refugees andhelped in handing out winter coats for them. Such observations areclear that hispersonality played a significant role inensuring the success of Justin Trudeau in the 2015 elections.
Relatively, his campaign`s advertisements were strategic since thepoked fun of him. Although he was passing important message in hiscampaign commercials, he decided to use humor so as to catch theattention of many Canadians. Observing the comments on most of hiscampaigns videos, this might have earned him the seat since manypeople paid attention to the manifesto presented in theadvertisement. Recently, he again proved his humble nature when hesent his condolences after the death of Fidel Castro. Unlike most ofthe Western leaders who were not okay with the statement he maderegarding the leadership of Fidel Castro, Trudeau stood by hisopinion and praised him for his excellent leadership skills.
Stephen Harper was Trudeau’s opponent duringthe 2015 general elections. Through asafe observation, while carryingout the research, it is evident that Trudeau had a weak competitorand this might just be the reason why he is the prime minister today.Unlike Trudeau’s manifesto which was well thought out, his opponentStephen Harper had a shallow manifesto which could not impress thecitizens. For example, since he was running on the Conservativeparty’s ticket, he was against protecting the rights of pro-choiceas well as against the legalization of marijuana. Since these wereimportant issues which were supposed to behighlighted immediately, Trudeaudecided to state that he will legalize the two amongst many otherthings which the conservatives wereagainst. The weak stand by theopponents played amajor role in ensuring theprosperity of Justin Trudeau as the Prime Minister of Canada. Whenone carries out aproper research regardingCanada’s political trend, he would not have won the elections if hehad a stronger opponent.
In conclusion, Justin Trudeau is the currentPrime Minister of Canada and the son of the former Prime Ministercalled Pierre Trudeau. Up-to-date, many people, wonder how he becamethe prime minister of Canada even though he had not even lasted overa decade in politics. However, through proper research, whileapplying components of qualitative method, many conclusions werereached at on what ensured that hebecame the Prime Minister of Canada. Firstly, Trudeau was a politicalleader before he showed interest in vying for the Prime Ministerialseat. The previous practices in political leadership also played arole in making Justin Trudeau the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. Itis easy to understand all these when using observation as a method ofa research study.
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