Trudeau – Why Ken’s Wrong

Justine Castro” is Ken Wheeler’s new nickname for Canada’s prime minister. Find out why this nickname comes from rumours that are inaccurate as well as logistically and biologically impossible.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau was probably the most charismatic prime minister that Canada ever had. Mind you, he hasn’t had much competition.

Canadians of a certain age vividly remember how he captured the country’s imagination in 1968 – a phenomenon called Trudeaumania. One of the most captivating events of those years was his marriage to Margaret Sinclair.

The couple married secretly on March 4, 1971. They took a one-week honeymoon at the Whistler ski resort and then headed to Ottawa on March 8.

Justin Trudeau Was Born on December 25, 1971

Margaret moved into the official Prime Minister’s Residence at 24 Sussex Drive immediately after the honeymoon. Their first son, Justin Trudeau was born on December 25, 1971 – Christmas Day. This charmed the whole country.

This means that the couple conceived Justin sometime between March 16 and April 22, 1971. Why this matters will become clear in a moment.

Ken Wheeler has been commenting in support of the anti-vaccine protests in Canada recently. During those videos, he has taken to referring to Canada’s prime minister as “Justine Castro.”

Unaware that Trudeau is an Expert Amateur Boxer

Presumably, Kentucky Ken intends this childish feminization of the Prime Minister’s first name to imply that he’s not manly enough. Apparently, he’s unaware that Justin Trudeau is an expert amateur boxer and has a black belt in judo.

Canada’s head of government is also an avid outdoorsman. He’s an experienced canoeist, rock climber, and snowboarder.

Justin Trudeau is also a devoted family man who has fathered three children. He’s been happily married to Sophie Gregroire for seventeen years.

Nothing in His Personal Life Suggests He’s Effeminate

So, one really has to wonder where Ken Wheeler gets the idea that Justin Trudeau is effeminate, warranting the Justine Castro moniker. Certainly, nothing in his personal life suggests that.

Now, let’s talk about the “Castro” part. This appears to be an allusion to the bizarre rumours that Justin Trudeau is the biological son of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

The main reason that this urban legend is preposterous is that Justin Trudeau was born in 1971, while his mother met Fidel Castro for the first time in 1976. One might think that this timeline would put this urban legend to rest.

Trudeau’s Mother Met Castro for the First Time in 1976

However, rumours are stubborn things. Conspriacists now maintain that Castro impregnated Margaret Trudeau during the Trudeaus’ Caribbean trip in April, 1971.

The Trudeaus visited Barbados, Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad. They didn’t visit Cuba, which is where Castro was throughout this period.

So, despite the label Justine Castro, it’s both logistically and biologically impossible for Justin Trudeau to be the illegitimate child of Fidel Castro. Grasping at straws, conspiracists have pointed out that Justin Trudeau doesn’t look like Pierre Trudeau.

Resembles His Mother More Than His Father

The problem with that argument is that Justin Trudeau is the spitting image of his mother. He doesn’t look much like Fidel Castro either.

So, as always, Ken Wheeler is completely misinformed on this point. He may realize that the rumours are baseless, which could be why he only invokes them by using the puerile Justine Castro nickname.

Epic Gullibility – Demonstrably False Notion

It’s equally possible that the Theoria Apophasis host’s epic gullibility has made him fall for yet another demonstrably false notion. In either case, as always, he doesn’t have the first clue what he’s talking about.

One also has to ask how these rumours would be relevant to current events, even if they were true. They’re not.

Ken’s Sources:
CANADA! What the heck! NUTS!
Is Justin Trudeau Fidel Castro’s Love Child?
PM Pierre Trudeau marries Margaret Sinclair

Published by David Morton Rintoul

I'm a freelance writer and commercial blogger delivering content services to selective business to business marketing clients. I have extensive experience in content creation, technical writing and training, working as a consultant and later in management roles with many of Canada's most successful organizations. Specialties: Content Marketing, Social Media, Technical Writing, Training and Development

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