Justin Trudeau may have the government-subsidized legacy media in Canada to defend him from criticism and ignore his authoritarian tendencies, but just yesterday in the European Union’s Parliament Trudeau received rarely heard criticism in an unfiltered arena.
Despite the CBC not covering the fact that 90 percent of EU Parliamentarians did not bother showing up to hear Trudeau speak, and that several MPs even criticized him before he arrived to make his speech, the clips went viral anyway.
All MPs who criticized Trudeau did so based on his unjustified use of the Emergencies Act and subsequent violent police crackdown on the Freedom Convoy protesters. They argued that for these reasons Trudeau should not be allowed to address the EU Parliament.
PM Trudeau, in recent months, under your quasi-liberal boot, Canada 🇨🇦 has become a symbol of civil rights violations. The methods we have witnessed may be liberal to you, but to many citizens around the🌎it seemed like a dictatorship of the worst kind. pic.twitter.com/FZuc6aDZ1I
— Mislav Kolakusic MEP 🇭🇷🇪🇺 (@mislavkolakusic) March 23, 2022
In the statement, Terheș blasts Trudeau for having horses trample protestors during the Freedom Convoy crackdown
I've translated it and will tweet relevant parts below
— Cosmin Dzsurdzsa 🇷🇴 (@cosminDZS) March 23, 2022
I tried to prevent the speech of 🇨🇦 PM #Trudeau in the #EU Parliament because he recently trampled on the core values of democracy. Unfortunately, the enemies of democracy are also on the rise in #Europe, as the reaction of my colleagues clearly shows.#TrudeauTyranny pic.twitter.com/Mji44OsnxU
— Bernhard Zimniok (@BernhardZimniok) March 24, 2022
The most pointed and widely viewed criticism came from German MP Christine Anderson, from the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland (AFD) party, who called Trudeau “a disgrace to any democracy” and went after him for praising China’s “basic dictatorship.”
🇨🇦🇬🇧|Yesterday, Canada's Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau visited the #EU Parliament to give a speech. I took the opportunity to give him an appropriate "welcome" there. Short, concise and right hitting the bull's eye! #ID pic.twitter.com/qpcQyGTixQ
— Christine Anderson (@AndersonAfDMdEP) March 24, 2022
No doubt EU Parliamentarians, especially from smaller parties like the AFD, are always looking for opportunities to get recognition by making bold statements that can go viral, but it is telling that MPs like Anderson are stating about Trudeau what Conservative MPs in Canada’s Parliament will not say.
The toughness of the European politicians on issues of principle should be admired as Justin Trudeau has often skated by in Canada due to a media and political opposition that refuses to sufficiently take him to task for his authoritarian tendencies and corruption.