This Toronto Star editorial does go after Liberal leader Justin Trudeau for lying about open nominations with his latest banning of pro-lifers:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper does not tell his MPs how to vote on abortion, although he has made it clear he does not want it discussed in Parliament and will not support legislation on the issue. (Several of his backbenchers have put forward private member’s bills anyway.)
Trudeau’s hard-line stand not only contradicts his open-nomination pledge; it leads to a two-tier caucus with one set of rules for incumbents and a different set for newcomers. That won’t sit well with Liberals committed to equality and freedom of belief.
Which is amazing but this line also caught me eye:
Because of his comparative youth (he’s 42) and lack of political experience, Trudeau has been given a lot of leeway in the past year to develop his leadership skills. (see here)
This is an admission from the Star editors that there has been concerted effort by them to shield Trudeau until they decide when he has had enough political experience to defend himself.
Also: The Star editorial board had already deemed Trudeau good-to-go last April as shown by this Chantal Hebert fluff-piece written after his interview with them (see here).