Trudeau minister says calling out traitors “hurts our democracy”

Trudeau minister says calling out traitors “hurts our democracy”

Speaking with CTV News, Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said, “Listen, when I hear these loaded words, I feel that it’s really hurting our democracy. Because fundamentally, foreign interference is a real thing.”

“It’s been happening for years now; it’s more of an issue because of also of disinformation and misinformation online. But all democracies in the world are facing this.”

Joly also said that she doesn’t want the investigation into foreign interference to become a partisan issue after NDP leader Jagmeet Singh confidently stated that no members of his party were implicated in the NSICOP foreign interference report.

Joly says that she isn’t accusing Jagmeet Singh of making it a partisan issue, though.

“No, I’m accusing Pierre Poilievre of doing that,” Joly said of the Conservative Party leader, who is currently demanding the public release of the names of all MPs who’ve been found to have aided foreign agents in undermining Canada’s democracy.

Joly was also highly critical of Poilievre not accepting the Liberals’ gag order, which would allow him to read the full, unredacted report on the condition that he does not name names.

Joly also said she would “send [Liberal MPs] packing” who are guilty of betraying Canada after being repeatedly pressed on the issue.

Jagmeet Singh confirms there are traitors in the House of Commons

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh recently confirmed Canadians’ concerns are totally justified and that foreign agents were aided by MPs in influencing election results.

According to Singh, after reading the report, he is now “even more alarmed than before”, adding that many MPs engaged in activities that were not just unethical but actually illegal.

“What I read absolutely bolsters the conclusion, and it makes me even more alarmed than before. The conclusions that were drawn by the report are that there were serious examples where parliamentarians engaged in activity that undermined our country,” Singh said.

He added, “Their conclusions were really, I would say, incendiary in a lot of ways. People saw that and were very, deeply worried. I’m saying that’s exactly how people should feel, that feeling of being disturbed or being alarmed by the revelations in that report were maintained by the unredacted version.”

Despite this, Singh says he has no intention of supporting a non-confidence vote or a snap election.

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