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CANADA'S NEXT TOP MODEL OR NEXT PM? - Top ten dumb Justin Trudeau statements

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau

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10. What's that sound? Trudeau gets confused defending himself

While defending himself from accusations that he lacks substance, Trudeau gets confused by ‘decibel' (the unit used to measure sound) and ‘decimal' (used in math). Demonstrating again, that Trudeau is like, totally, qualified to lead Canada's economy.

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9. Called Peter Kent a piece of sh*t

Trudeau might want to claim that he practices the politics of positivity, but evidence suggests otherwise.

In December 2012, Trudeau screamed at then Environment Minister Peter Kent in the House of Commons, calling him a "piece of sh*t!" Not exactly prime ministerial behaviour.

Listen closely just after the 0:12 mark.

8. Confused and conflicting statements on gun registry

You would hope that a wanna-be prime minister has clear thoughts on an issue as significant as the gun registry, but that might be asking too much of Justin Trudeau.

First, Trudeau said he always supported the gun registry. Then he said it would be too "divisive" to re-introduce it. Followed quickly by a statement supporting Quebec's efforts to bring it back in that province. He finally said the gun registry was an example of failed public policy.

READ: Trudeau targeted over gun registry flip-flop

"I voted to keep the firearms registry a few months ago and if we had a vote tomorrow I would vote once again to keep the long-gun registry. However, the definition of a failed public policy is the fact that the long-gun registry is no more. . . . The fact is, because it was so deeply divisive for far too many people, it no longer exists." - Toronto Star, December 3, 2012

Is anyone able to follow Trudeau's logic on this?

READ: Justin Trudeau's scattershot approach to the gun registry

7. When asked a tough question by the CBC, he thought it was Sun News

The CBC once actually asked Trudeau a real question. When the CBC asked if Canada should negotiate with the Taliban, not only were we surprised, but Trudeau was too. So much so, that Trudeau mistook the CBC reporter for Sun News.

6.Trudeau blitzed with wrong pot numbers

In August, Trudeau was quoted as saying that Canada's current marijuana laws "left 475,000 people with criminal records since the Conservatives took office in 2006."

Statistics Canada reports the number of all criminal incidents reported by police for possession, production, trafficking and/or distribution of marijuana at just under 480,000 since 2006. But a reported incident does not mean an arrest has been made, a charge laid or a conviction earned.

You'd think Trudeau would get the details of his signature policy right...

Trudeau's press aide initially described the mistake as a "slip of the tongue," but Trudeau repeated the same false statistics the next day.

READ: Trudeau sticks to pot possession arrest stats

5. He 'admires' China's basic dictatorship the most

"There's a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime." - November 8, 2013

READ: Trudeau admires China's 'basic dictatorship'

4. Honour killing and female circumcision not barbaric?

When the federal government released a new immigration guide that denounced so-called honour killings and female circumcision as barbaric, then Liberal immigration critic Justin Trudeau was quick to notice.

Trudeau was indeed offended, but seemingly more with with the term 'barbaric' than the actual violent acts against women themselves. Trudeau lamented that the feds should have qualified honour killing as "absolutely unacceptable" and suggested that 'barbaric' was belittling to other cultures. - March 2011

3. Boston Bombers just misunderstood?

"But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from? ...But we also need to make sure that as we go forward, that we don't emphasize a culture of fear and mistrust. Because that ends up marginalizing even further those who already are feeling like they are enemies of society." - April 2013

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2. Trudeau a conditional Canadian?

Speaking of Canadian values, and the values of the conservative government, Trudeau said that Quebec should separate from Canada:

"I always say that if, at a given time, I believed that Canada was really the Canada of Stephen Harper, and that we were going against abortion, that we were going against gay marriage, that we were moving backwards in 10,000 different ways, maybe I would think of wanting to make Quebec a country," he said.

READ: Trudeau says he'll help Quebec separate if Harper "gets his way"

Even the Radio-Canada interviewer was surprised by Trudeau's pro-separatism comments, but Justin went on: "Oh yes, absolutely. If I no longer recognized Canada, I know my own values very well." - Radio-Canada interview, February 14, 2012

1. Canada belongs to Quebec and problems with Albertans

When asked about challenges facing Canada, Trudeau took aim at Alberta:

"Canada isn't doing well right now because it's Albertans who control our community and socio-democratic agenda. It doesn't work...I'm a Liberal, so of course I think so, yes. Certainly when we look at the great prime ministers of the 20th century, those that really stood the test of time, they were MPs from Quebec. There was Trudeau, there was Mulroney, there was Chrétien, there was Paul Martin. We have a role. This country, Canada, it belongs to us." - Interview in French on the Télé-Québec program Les Francs-tireurs, November 2010

...and did he also say Paul Martin was a prime minister who "stood the test of time"?

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