Memo to Justin Trudeau: Nothing principled about Liberal support of C-51

Earlier today, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau claimed that he and his fellow Liberals voted for Stephen Harper’s C-51 out of a principled belief and a refusal to “play the politics of fear” but earlier this year Trudeau made it clear that fear – of losing votes– was the only principle he cared about:

Federal Liberals are supporting the Conservatives’ controversial anti-terrorism bill because they don’t want the government to make “political hay” of national security issues in an election year, party leader Justin Trudeau suggested last week…

“This conversation might be different if we weren’t months from an election campaign, but we are,” he added.
– Huffington Post, March 9, 2015