Letter: Trudeau wrong on fighting Syria, wrong on women, wrong on refugees, wrong for the markets

We Canadians got short-changed due to a foolish pre-election promise(s).

To the editor:

I give PM Trudeau a failing grade on four subjects.

Firstly, he was arrogant in advising President Obama that he would be pulling our F18 fighters out of the conflict in Syria without going through Parliament.

Secondly, he was foolish is promising that half of his cabinet would be women even before the election results came in. What if only 15 Liberal women were elected? They would all be members of the cabinet.

As it were, there were 50 female Liberals elected leaving 133 males plus Mr. Trudeau elected. Of the 133 males elected 15 made it into cabinet. Does anyone really believe that there are not some of the 118 male members who did not make it into cabinet more qualified than some of the 15 females who did make it into cabinet? We Canadians got short-changed due to a foolish pre-election promise.

Thirdly, the jury is still out on whether or not we will get 25,000 Syrian refugees into Canada by the end of the year. If we do it will be at the cost of relaxing security checks and increased financial costs due to rushing the process just to keep a foolish promise.

Finally, I am watching the Toronto Stock Exchange. On Oct. 19, the day of the election. the TSX closed at 13758, On Nov. 13 as I write this letter the TSX is 13084, a decrease of 4.9 per cent in just 25 days. Time will tell if this trend continues.

I think the market is telling us something about our new Liberal government.

Laird Stovel, Kelowna

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