June 17, 2024
Trudeau needs to cool it with the "Conservatives=racists" talk
It is reminiscent of when presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called half of Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.”
It is reminiscent of when presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called half of Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.”

Speaking as the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau called Conservatives racists.

That is the sunny way he will take us in to the next election.

As the Huffington Post reports, Trudeau encouraged Muslims to engage with the Conservative Party, “So that never again would any mainstream party in Canada think it’s a good idea to stoke fears and divisions against Muslims or any other group of Canadians.”

Deputy Conservative leader Lisa Raitt also spoke at the Friday event, the Canadian-Muslim Vote’s Eid dinner, a gathering of about 1,500 politically engaged Muslims.

On NEWSTALK1010 radio Raitt told me, “It was so shocking in the moment, I did one of those things where you go he couldn’t have said what I just thought he said because how could a Prime Minister invoke the office of the Prime Minister and then call the Conservative Party of Canada a bunch of racists?

“He knows for a fact that is simply not the case. If you look at our candidates in the GTA, our volunteers, our donors you see that all communities are coming to the Conservative Party,” she said.

It was supposed to have been a non-partisan event, and it turned in to a Liberal campaign event.

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BTDT
BTDT
June 26, 2019 4:24 pm

According to Trudeau Canada has no core identity. There is no mainstream in Canada. Therefore accordingly Trudeau believes that Canada is therefore the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. He has stated that Canada is a post-national state, in other words the identity (even if he believed that we had one) of our nation is no longer important. He also believes that Canada is a genocidal country. The reputational damage alone of such a label coming from the mouth of our own Prime Minister no less is a cost that most countries would want to avoid. Somebody who by the way is still polling at +30% favourability.

Anyone who disagrees with Trudeaus’ opinion of Canada is a racist so just STFU and go away.

Gabby in QC
Gabby in QC
June 26, 2019 11:27 am

So why was Conservative MP Michael Cooper disciplined for strongly objecting when a witness at the Justice Committee stated that both the Quebec City and Christchurch perpetrators were influenced by conservative commentators?
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ashamed-cooper-suri-committee-chaos-1.5156624
“A parliamentary committee exploring online hate descended into chaos this week after a Conservative MP told a Muslim witness he should be “ashamed” after he drew a link between “conservative commentators” and the online history of mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette. …
“The evidence from Bissonnette’s computer showed he repeatedly sought content about anti-immigrant, alt-right and conservative commentators, mass murderers, U.S. President Donald Trump, and about Muslims, immigrants living in Quebec,” Suri said.”

When the Quebec City massacre took place, a list of the perpetrator’s “likes” on his Facebook account was published. As reported in a Jan. 30, 2017 Toronto Star article titled “Who is Alexandre Bissonnette, the suspect at the centre of the Quebec shooting attack?”, Bissonnette “liked” the federal NDP and former NDP leader Jack Layton as well as some conservative public figures.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/30/who-is-alexandre-bissonnette-the-suspect-at-the-centre-of-the-quebec-shooting.html
“ … Bissonnette’s Facebook profile was deleted at some point on Monday, and combing through an archived screenshot showed he “liked” a wide range of pages that did not fall under a specific ideology. Among the pages he “liked” were those of U.S. President Donald Trump, far-right French politician Marine Le Pen, the federal NDP and former NDP leader Jack Layton. …”

So Bissonette was supposedly adversely influenced by conservative commentators whom he “liked” yet his “like” for Jack Layton and the NDP apparently had no effect on him whatsoever. I suppose that’s why the witness before the Justice Committee did not think it relevant to list all the “influencers” in Bissonnette’s Facebook account.

Cooper’s removal from the Justice Committee and the apology extracted from him for objecting to conservatives being smeared as being at the origin of those heinous crimes are making me reconsider my usual donation to the CPC. However, the possibilty of another Trudeau government scares me … so, I’m on the horns of a dilemma.

FredR
FredR
June 26, 2019 9:19 am

Actually I think it’s a good thing that Justin calls out all Conservatives. And any sympathizers. And anyone who doesn’t agree with the grievance of the day. The more he smears the “deplorables”, the more they will see they have no future with him.

So go for it, Justin. Put on your loudest socks and show us all how “inclusive” you can be!