Furey: Trudeau struggles with basic questions
Ah the old questions, the old answers, there’s nothing like them!
— Endgame, Samuel Beckett
Every now and then an interviewer gets tired of merely accepting a politician’s non-answers and talking points and keeps on them, reframing the question, not backing down, until a real answer finally emerges. Or doesn’t because there isn’t one, which is equally instructive for the viewer.
This approach, used far too infrequently, is what separates the heavyweight candidates from the amateurs in the political arena. Justin Trudeau, after sitting down with CTV Atlantic’s Steve Murphy for an interview aired Sunday evening, has given Canadians yet another reason to peg him firmly in the latter category. Seek it out online to watch in full. It’s quite something.