How about that for strong leadership?
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper made it clear that if ISIS terrorists fire at Canadian troops, "we're going to kill them."Compared to the leader of the third party.
After talking domestic issues for a few minutes Lawton turned to foreign affairs and asked Trudeau about his views of the fight against ISIS. Trudeau said he disagreed with Prime Minister Harper's take on the issue. Nothing new there, we know that.
Then Lawton asked, "So under what circumstances as prime minister would that be warranted in your eyes?"
This is where Trudeau got into trouble.
"I think it's warranted if there is a reasonable chance of success, if there's a way that Canada can offer expertise the rest of the world is unable to provide," the Liberal leader said.
Lawton interrupted and asked if Trudeau really thought Canada and its coalition partners couldn't beat ISIS. Trudeau fumbled time and again to answer that and the larger question of when any combat mission would be warranted.