While entering the Canada Day ceremony, PM Trudeau punted on a direct question about healing wounds with freedom protestors.
“There are some people who really didn’t agree with many of your COVID protocols. They’re protesting here today. You are the Prime Minister. How do you heal those wounds?” Trudeau’s broadcasters, the CBC, asked.
“Well, I think we’ve always had challenges on Canada Day,” Trudeau responded. “And for many, the fact that there’s still work to do on Indigenous reconciliation.”
“That means there’s people who don’t feel like celebrating alongside the others. There’s always going to be a diversity of perspectives,” he continued.
“The key on Canada Day is we don’t just celebrate Canada. We celebrate Canadians. We celebrate each other. And that means listening to each other, respecting each other. Canadians are always really good at giving each other the benefit of the doubt, and that sense of openness is one of the great things we celebrate today.”
Put simply, Trudeau punted on the question. He refused to acknowledge how he would heal wounds with Freedom protestors — because he has never shown any desire to do so.
He offered no solutions, no compassion, and no regret for dehumanizing his dissenters, all while claiming to respect Canadians and listen to them.
It was typical Trudeau.
Moreover, the entire broadcast was orchestrated from top to bottom. A federally-funded network, among a hand-picked crowd of Trudeau supporters (an amount that’s dwindling), with the broadcaster soliciting praise from attendees for Trudeau.
Outside the event, protest organizer Tamara Lich sits in jail, awaiting her bail hearing for allegedly breaking her bail conditions.
Meanwhile, James Topp, a CAF veteran who just marched across the country to protest against government overreach, remains unacknowledged by Trudeau.