Trudeau should heed his own words – “when governments fail to respect peoples rights we all end up paying”

By: Greg Staley

Written On: 2022-03-03

When it came to justifying the Omar Khadr payout ($10.5 million), the Prime Minister not only used political rhetoric that he thought would save him at that moment, he also set himself up to show Canadians just how truly empty and hollow he is.

You see at one time the Prime Minister found it convenient to associate with the freedom and rights flag to justify his very unpopular decision to give the former terrorist millions of dollars. Mr. Trudeau told reporters at the time that “The measure of a society, a just society is not whether we stand up for people’s rights when it’s easy or popular to do so, it’s whether we recognize rights when it’s difficult – when it’s unpopular.”

Well where has that language been during Covid Mr. Trudeau? Do freedoms and rights take a backseat whenever it is politically convenient for you and your government? I mean the answer is an obvious and resounding yes but I digress.

The Prime Minister has shown how empty and hollow his words are many times but this one hits home particularly hard on the heels of the Freedom Convoy protest that saw Trudeau use the Emergency Act to seize the bank accounts of peaceful protesters and of those who dared donate to the protest.

What were the goals of the Freedom Convoy? To end the vaccine mandates and mask mandates that the Trudeau government forced on Canadians for his own political benefit. You see, Trudeau currently holds a weak minority government who has recently seen its own MP’s speak out against Trudeau’s handling of Covid.

Trudeau capped his Khadr comments off at the time by saying that “We are a society that stands up for peoples rights and when governments fail to respect peoples rights we all end up paying.” You’re absolutely right Mr. Trudeau, all Canadians are paying for your failure and ineptitude to actually lead this nation and stand up for its people and their rights.

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