Are Americans as ignorant of us as we tend to believe?
A former Canadian cabinet minister says no…at least not the Americans that matter most to us.
Brian Tobin agrees that the 60 Minutes profile on Justin Trudeau probably gave a lot of Americans a rare glimpse into Canada.
But he’s quick to add that people in the business world already realize the significant relationship between the two countries.
“I think a lot of Americans in positions of responsibility do realize the importance.”
Tobin says Trudeau’s cabinet is impressive, even more impressive than the cabinet he was a part of in the Chretien government of the ’90s.
“Maybe the deepest cabinet we’ve seen in a very long time, including the days that I was there I’m sorry to say. I thought we had a great cabinet as well.”
The 60 Minutes interview ran last night on CBS with Trudeau attending a state dinner at the White House on Thursday. It hit on some of his Liberal government’s policies but also contained a visual gaffe, showing a picture mistaking actress Kim Cattrall for Margaret Trudeau.