March 24, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a new best friend in Jagmeet Singh, head of the NDP and he’s going to need him.
He has found few new friends at the NATO Summit in Brussels.
NATO leaders and delegates are gathered in the Belgian capital to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and while much venom has been used to describe Vladimir Putin, much has been reserved for Trudeau.
Cristian Tehres, Romanian Member of the European Parliament (MEP), who in February said this about Trudeau and his handling of the Ottawa convoy, “He’s exactly like a tyrant, a dictator. He’s like Ceaușescu in Romania.”
Tehres is boycotting the meetings, saying in a statement: “I refused to validate by my presence the facade of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who gave a speech before the Plenary of the European Parliament on 23.03.2022. It was the reason for which I was not in the room when he spoke.”
“You can’t come and teach democracy lessons to Putin from the European Parliament when you trample with horse hooves your own citizens who are demanding that their fundamental rights be respected.”
“When you, a politician from the ‘west’, implement in your home, methods of repression and the trampling of the rights of your own citizens who demand their rights be respected, as Putin does at home, you are no better than him.”
“On the contrary, through the tyranny that you’re implementing you add deceit and hypocrisy, destroying liberty and ‘western’ values.”
Tehres broadened his scope to include all ‘western leaders.’
“These imposter leaders of today’s west have brought the world into the chaos we find ourselves in today, precisely because they have strayed from the values that made the ‘west’ a free and prosperous world.”
“The departure of western leaders from these values (individual liberty, respect for rights and freedoms, etc.) not only made them lose their moral ascendancy, but allowed the rise of tyrants like Putin.”
“Between the Russian imperialist tyranny, promoted by Putin, and the neo-Marxist tyranny pretending to be progressivism promoted by the likes of Trudeau, in which people are deprived of their rights and freedoms becoming objects of the state, I do not choose any.”
Trudeau addressed a small group of delegates in the house, saying, in part, “Putin’s attack on Ukraine is an attack on the values that form the pillars of all democracies. We have a responsibility to make the case to people about why these values matter so much — not just to Ukrainians but to us all,” he said. “We must recommit ourselves to the work of strengthening our democracies, and demonstrate the principled leadership people are looking for.”
He was followed at the dais by Mislav Kolakusic MEP from the Republic of Croatia, who responded directly to Trudeau, turning to face the prime minister.
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“To defend our rights and the rights of our children, which we have acquired over the centuries, many of us — including myself — are willing to risk our own freedom and our own lives. Unfortunately, today there are those among us who trample on these fundamental values.”
“Canada, once a symbol of the modern world, has become a symbol of civil rights violations under your quasi-liberal boot in recent months,” said Kolakusic.
He also addressed Trudeau’s crackdown on the convoy.
“We watched how you trample women with horses, how you block the bank accounts of single parents so that they can’t even pay their children’s education and medicine, that they can’t pay utilities, mortgages for their homes. To you, these may be liberal methods, for many citizens of the world, it is a dictatorship of the worst kind. Rest assured that the citizens of the world, united, can stop any regime that wants to destroy,” said Kolakusic.