“Editorial: Justin Trudeau’s Care Bear economics” (The Toronto Sun)

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is greeted by supporters as he arrives to officially open his 2015 federal election campaign office in the riding of Papineau in Montreal Tuesday, August 11, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)

Postmedia Editorial:

It’s as if a flower child from the 1960s wants to run the country.

First Justin Trudeau said “the budget will balance itself.”

Now he wants to grow the Canadian economy “from the heart outwards.” (…)

Enough is enough. Leadership isn’t about inane cliches, warm feelings and emoting.

It’s about making decisions, often hard ones.

We already know about Trudeau’s type of decision-making.

He’d send winter coats to the refugees ISIS is torturing, beheading, drowning and blowing up in the Middle East.

He mocked Canada’s airstrikes against ISIS in conjunction with our allies like the United States as, “trying to whip out our CF-18s and show how big they are.”

He joked that Vladimir Putin was mad about losing the Olympic gold medal in hockey to Canada and therefore invaded Ukraine.

He said he admired China’s “basic dictatorship.”

He said if Stephen Harper keeps winning elections, “maybe I would want to think about making Quebec a country.”

Indeed, Trudeau is a one-man quip machine, which would be fine if we needed a stand-up comedian to run the country.

But we need a leader, preferably one that’s all grown up.

Far too often, Trudeau comes across as a spoiled rich kid who was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple.

One surrounded by too many sycophants and too few honest advisers not afraid to tell him when he starts to sound like an idiot.

Trudeau’s qualified to be a drama teacher, not prime minister.

Full editorial here