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The whole mess is a fitting summary to Justin Trudeau’s legacy. On taking office in 2015, he promised a return to “sunny ways,” by which he apparently meant good times — without understanding Wilfrid Laurier’s true meaning when adopting the phrase in 1895. Laurier was referring to the Aesop’s fable about a contest between the sun and the wind to see who could succeed in forcing a traveller to remove his coat. The more the wind howled, the tighter the traveller held onto his coat. By contrast, a steady dose of sunshine quickly induced the coat’s removal. Instead of adopting this “sunny ways” approach to governing, however, Trudeau almost always resorts to bluster when confronted with opposition.