Canadian PM Trudeau and Wife Announce Separation

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    The Facts

    • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, announced on Wednesday that they would be separating after 18 years of marriage.

    • Trudeau, 51, and Grégoire Trudeau, 48, were married in May 2005 and have three children, aged 15, 14, and nine. The couple has asked for privacy out of respect for their children's well-being.

    The Spin

    Right narrative

    While the dissolution of any marriage is tragic, we shouldn't let this latest chapter in the Trudeau drama distract us from what's really important: Justin Trudeau is unfit to run Canada, irrespective of his marital problems. From ethics violations to embarrassing public altercations and a botched Freedom Convoy response to abysmal policies, more and more Canadians are losing faith in his governance. It's time that Trudeau divorces Canada.

    Left narrative

    Divorce is no longer as taboo as it once was, and is no longer the kind of career-ending scandal that would have crushed the political aspirations of politicians in the past. The Western world has grown relatively familiar with divorce, and Trudeau is just the latest in a rapidly growing lineage of elected officials who have experienced marital trouble while in office. The Trudeaus should be given the privacy they deserve and the time they need to deal with this next stage.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 57% chance that the Liberal Party will win the most seats in the next Canadian federal election, according to the Metaculus prediction community.

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