The CBC claimed that Justin Trudeau received a standing ovation for his speech in the EU, failing to mention that over nine-tenths of the parliament left in protest before he began.
“Speaking before half-empty benches and packed public galleries, Trudeau received a sustained ovation when he said the European Union and NATO are more united than ever in the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war. He said the world “cannot let Ukraine down,” the CBC writes.
They weren’t just half empty, though. The seats were almost entirely empty. No one wanted to hear Trudeau’s speech, and he was denounced throughout his visit to parliament.
As per usual, Trudeau’s speech focused on “democracy,” despite several Members of the European Parliament calling Trudeau an authoritarian “dictator,” a “disgrace,” and telling him he has no place in talking about democratic principles after his tyrannical handling of the Freedom Convoy.
Addressing both the European Parliament and Trudeau specifically, MEP Kolakusic said, “…. Canada, once a symbol of the modern world, has become a symbol of civil rights violations under your quasi-liberal boot in recent months. 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,” he continues, speaking to Trudeau, “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 the freedom of citizens, either by bombs or harmful pharmaceutical products.”
Likewise, MEP Christine Anderson called Trudeau a “disgrace to any democracy” before the entire European Union.
She proceeded to slam him on his brutal human rights violations that “tramples on fundamental rights by persecuting and criminalizing his own as terrorists, just because they dared to stand up to his perverted concept of democracy….”
Last month, MEP Cristian Terhes said, “[Trudeau’s] exactly like a tyrant, like a dictator. He’s like Ceaușescu in Romania.”
He subsequently wrote a lengthy Facebook post, explaining, “Between the Russian imperialist tyranny, promoted by Putin, and the neo-Marxist tyranny pretending to be progressivism promoted by the like of Trudeau, in which people are deprived of their rights and freedoms, becoming objects of the state, I do not choose any.”
Like the majority of MEPs, he did not attend Trudeau’s speech.