You wrote "The stakes are too high to risk giving Justin Trudeau the serious job of Prime Minister."
With that attitude you damaged your own credibility in my opinion because it's an ad hominem attack. It was also deeply disappointing to me because my expectations of anyone in the role of Prime Minister of Canada includes being professional and focusing on important matters.
If your concern was age, what age were you when you first became Prime Minister? Approximately 3 years older than Justin Trudeau (+Justin Trudeau +Justin Trudeau
) is now, so that surely can't be the reason. Or is being 3 years older really all that important for someone in their 40s?
You alienated your party from many voters because you acted in a manner that does not represent Canadian cultural values, such as being respectful and helpful, and confronting problematic issues in a rational manner (as opposed to using ad hominem attacks), so someone else who obviously does take the role seriously was recognized by Canadians and has been voted in to do that job properly.
Your talent is in political maneuvering, and you are masterful at it. I feel that you could have used this talent to advance Canada on the world stage, at the United Nations, and for improving international relations with other countries, all of which could have been beneficial to both Canada and all the other nations we trade with on a daily basis, but instead you squandered that talent on things that were not in Canada's best interest and seemed to be laying a foundation for turning Canada into a theocracy.
In the future I do hope that you will use your talent for the betterment of Canada instead of subtly pushing a right-wing religious agenda (which was not as subtle as you and your strategic advisors might have assumed). Our freedoms in Canada have to be protected, not degraded, and in whatever capacity you work in to serve Canada (Prime Minister, MP, officiant, advocate, etc.) it is your duty to uphold and protect every Canadian's rights and freedoms and to find the win-win solutions when representing Canada in any context be it local, provincial, national, or international.