I am fairly sure he said it…

Here is why M Trudeau’s, and those of his inner circle, defenses ring false:

No means no.

It is not easy to hear this common assertion and yet still accept that no undue or inappropriate pressure was applied by the Liberal government’s repeated returns to and discussions with the former Justice Minister.

‘No’ means ‘no.’

You cannot have it any other way. If it is wrong in one venue, it is wrong in another.

And adulting means you admit when you are wrong as soon as you realize you are wrong. It is a very hard part of being an adult, but one teachers usually learn early on – continuing on and refusing to acknowledge your error is a great way to alienate your students.

Or your constituents.

Even the tactical voters.