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November 8th, 2013

Reality check: Really, Justin Trudeau, you most admire China?

During his controversial "Ladies night” in Toronto, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau found a way to take straightforward questions and skewer himself with his thoughtless answers.

Trudeau was asked:

Besides Canada, which nation's administration do you most admire, and why?

Trudeau's response:

There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say ‘we need to go green fastest…we need to start investing in solar. -Justin Trudeau, quoted in Sun Media report, November 7th, 2013

This isn't the first time Mr. Trudeau has expressed a soft spot for China's dictatorship.

Evan Solomon: But you don't think a state-owned enterprise from the Chinese government is any different that, as you say, a Scandinavian country? Justin Trudeau: I think the concerns are going to be similar. - CBC The House, December 1st, 2012

Mr. Trudeau believes the issues with state-owned companies from China, with its much weaker court system, are the same as dealing with state-owned companies from democracies like Norway.

Explaining why he supported the sale of the Canadian oil sands company Nexen to a Chinese state-owned company, Trudeau said he

listened to [my] own instincts on that, obviously my family has historical ties with China - Justin Trudeau, CTV Question Period, December 2nd, 2012.

Canadians deserve better.

While Justin Trudeau does his best to let out his inner Sarah Palin, and shows Canadians not to trust his instincts, Canadians know they can trust Tom Mulcair to hold Conservatives to account for their scandals and mismanagement.