You learn a lot about people’s ethics when money is involved. Even really rich people can take the wrong route for money.
The current Trudeau family scandal may be a litmus test. Mother, brother and wife received fees from a charity that received federal government funds.
This may be how Justin Trudeau will be remembered, overshadowing any accomplishments. He’s been an MP since 2008 and is in his second term as prime minister. This may be a defining moment, fairly early in his career.
Conversely, his father Pierre served as PM with a short interruption for 16 years with no personal financial scandal. He was elected in 1965 and quickly became parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Lester Pearson, then minister of Justice and then prime minister in 1968.