Canada: Trudeau says he mulls quitting his job


OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose Liberals are trailing badly in the polls, said on Friday he thought about quitting his “crazy job” every day, but insisted he would stay in office until the next election.

That vote must be held by October next year and recent surveys of public opinion show the Liberals would be crushed by the right-of-centre Conser­vatives. Pollsters say voters are tiring of Trudeau, who took office in Nov 2015.

“I could not be the man I am and abandon the fight at this point,” he told French-language broadcaster Radio-Canada in a lengthy interview.

Asked whether he thought about quitting, he laughed and replied: “I think about quitting every day. It’s a crazy job I’m doing, making the personal sacrifices … of course, it’s super tough, it’s super boring at times.”

Last year, Trudeau and his wife Sophie announced they were separating after 18 years of marriage.

The Conservatives say they will axe a carbon tax introduced by the Liberals, address the government’s budget deficit, tackle a housing crisis and crack down on