Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claims the Conservative Party of going down a path of “anger and disinformation” after long time Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre was elected the leader of their party. Trudeau accused the opposition for amplification of fear for short-term political gain.
Trudeau made the comments after a cabinet retreat in New Brunswick, which some members of Trudeau’s Liberal caucus told Radio-Canada that Poilievre’s victory had given some hope that the ruling party would become “less woke” and revert to a “centre right” party.
When Trudeau was asked if Poilievre’s landslide victory would change his decision to stay on as the Liberal party leader for the next scheduled election in 2025.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he believes there is a “rise of various forms of populism based on anger and misinformation and disinformation all around the world, in many democracies,”
“We’ve had many conversations with my fellow leaders at the G7 and in other contexts about the pressures that democracies are facing, some external pressures like the pressures put on us by countries like Russia or China or others, but many of them internal with people who are frustrated, scared about where the world’s going, worried about their place within it.” said Trudeau.
“Politicians face a very simple choice: do you allay those fears and empower people and show them how we’re going to build a better future, or do you amplify those fears for short-term political gain?” Trudeau said.
“It’s the kind of conversations that we had in the 2015 election, and it looks like the kind of conversations we’re going to have again with the Conservatives choosing a path of amplification of anger and misinformation instead of actually figuring out how to respond to the real threat of climate change… of making sure everyone is included in the economic growth we’re creating,” he continued.
This is the second time in two days Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has gone on the offensive launching attacks against Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre. Just two days after Poilievre’s victory, Trudeau congratulated him on his victory and continued with saying that the Liberals would be committed to calling out “questionable, reckless economic ideas.”
“We all need to work together. Now is not the time for politicians to exploit fears and to pit people one against the other. As you all know, the Conservative Party picked a new leader over the weekend. I want to congratulate Mr. Poilievre on becoming the leader of His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition,” said Trudeau. “We’ve been making every effort to work with all Parliamentarians, and we will continue to do so.”
Last year Trudeau was on a French talk show where he gave a divisive speech calling so-called anti-vaxxers “racist”, “misogynists” and “fringe minority”
During the entire pandemic Justin Trudeau has exploited peoples feelings and even campaigned on Canadians fear of Covid during 2021 federal election, which Trudeau failed to gain a majority government.
Earlier this year, Liberal MP Joel Lightbound said he believes his government has divided Canadians in recent months, particularly on vaccination status, reported BC Rise.
“I can’t help but notice with regret that both the tone and policies of my government changed drastically on the eve and during the last election campaign,” he said.