The Liberal strategy up to now has been to keep the policy process quiet until the next election and focus on rebuilding its grassroots base. This means news on Liberal policy stances will be slow and vague. Recently in an interview on CBC's Power and Politics, Evan Solomon fished out some of the stances Trudeau was willing to take as curiosity continues to ensue around the new leader and renewed party.
The ArcticThe Conservatives have made a formal claim for the North Pole after years of working on establishing northern sovereignty. This is destined to lead to conflict with other nations with their eye on the prize, a region believed to be rich with oil and energy-producing resources. The notable opponent to Canada's claim is Russia who has planted a flag in the past years and is among some northern European countries also making a bid.
If Justin Trudeau were Prime Minister, his approach to claiming the arctic would be based on science. His response to Canada's ownership of the North Pole...
"I would certainly like to think so, because everyone knows that Santa Claus is Canadian. But the real issue is what do the cartographers say? What do the experts in science [say]?" Trudeau said.
He added Harper's belief that the North Pole was Canadian didn't go far enough.
"This is a UN mapping process that's been going on for 10 years … scientists need to demonstrate that we have a legitimate claim on the North Pole. Of course I want us to declare as much as we possibly can," Trudeau said.
"We need to base our decisions on science, not chest thumping."
Russia's Homophobic Laws
"My stance would be to point out that it's absolutely unacceptable that they have these hateful laws within their country that is aspiring to be a full partner around the table of nations as a pseudo-democracy. And that for me is not good enough," Trudeau said.
The law "fundamentally disrespects a significant proportion of its population," he added.
These new stances follow his existing significant stances of leaving the gun registry in its grave and supporting the keystone pipeline, among others. What do you think of Trudeau's stances up to now? Share this article and join the discussion and let us know what you think: Facebook, Twitter, Google+.