(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) Early this year, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent police officers to murder and harass peaceful protesters, used martial law to freeze their bank accounts and seized their physical assets, but on Wednesday he advised the European Parliament about defending “democracy” in Ukraine.
“Putin’s attack on Ukraine is an attack on the values that form the pillars of all democracies,” Trudeau said in his Brussels speech.
“We have a responsibility to make the case to people about why these values matter so much — not just to Ukrainians but to us all,” he said, according to PJ Media.
Trudeau said Western leaders must defend these so-called democratic values as economic instability, war and partisanship threaten to destabilize them.
“We must recommit ourselves to the work of strengthening our democracies, and demonstrate the principled leadership people are looking for,” he said.
European Parliamentarian Mislav Kolakusic, a Croatian member, called out Trudeau’s authoritarian rule.
“Canada, once a symbol of the modern world, has become a symbol of civil rights violations under your quasi-liberal boot in recent months,” Kolakusic said.
“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,” he continued.
Cristian Terhes, a Romanian Parliamentarian, refused to attend Trudeau’s hypocritical speech.
“You can’t come and teach democracy lessons to Putin from the European Parliament when you trample with horse hooves your own citizens who are demanding that their fundamental rights be respected,” he wrote in a statement.
Trudeau claimed that the West must defend democracy in Eastern Europe, otherwise tyranny could come to their nations next.
But Terhes said that citizens would fare no worse under Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rule than under Trudeau’s.
“When you, a politician from the ‘west,’ implement in your home methods of repression and the trampling of the rights of your own citizens, who demand their rights be respected, as Putin does at home, you are no better than him,” he said.