When I saw this picture of Justin Trudeau preparing to face a town hall in Edmonton the other day, I wondered how it must feel to go where no Prime Minister has gone before.
And I was impressed by his courage, for it takes guts to face a crowd like that in a country with so many toxic old Trudeau haters, who infect this country like syphilis.
And nowhere was that courage more on display than it was in the city of Nanaimo yesterday.
Where he had to deal with a sometimes rowdy crowd.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a spirited defence of his decision to approve the Kinder Morgan pipeline during the final — and at times rowdy — town hall meeting of his cross-country tour today in Nanaimo, B.C.
A crowd where a small minority of protesters behaved in the most disgusting manner.
As Trudeau attempted to defend his ideas about protecting the environment while growing the economy, he was shouted down by a number of activists. Three of them had to be removed by police after the local First Nation chief and Trudeau failed to talk them down.
And showed absolutely no respect for the Prime Minister, or all the other people in the room.
But were treated by Trudeau with more respect than they deserved.
For while I understand that pipeline issues can arouse passions, that is no way to treat a Prime Minister, who is the Prime Minister of Canada, not just the Prime Minister of British Columbia.
Do those ugly rowdies really believe that Stephen Harper would have given them a more sympathetic hearing?
Or any kind of hearing.
So why would they try so hard to elect another Con government? Are they really THAT dumb.
Or that evil?
And the good news?
Most of the people in that room were polite, as one might expect Canadians to behave.
Most appreciated Justin Trudeau's courage, and most seemed to support him as do most Canadians.
Even in British Columbia.
And Trudeau's Liberals are still heading for another majority.
You know, the cool way Justin faced down hostile crowds in one town hall after the other, reminded me of the way his father refused to budge when a bunch of FLQ members pelted him with rocks and bottles at a St-Jean-Baptiste parade in Montreal in 1968.
Like father like son, facing down the haters.
And standing up for our Canadian values.
In my decent Canada.
Wowser. Wowser. Wowser.
What a Prime Minister...