A majority of free seating for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau European Parliament speech go unfilled.
Video posted by Global News’s David Akin shows the majority of seats in Parliament empty. The Parliament seats 705 MEPs with Akin predicting that about 200 were filled.
“As [Justin Trudeau] enters the European Parliament, I count about 200 of the 705 MEPs are in their seats. Gallery however is packed,”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a speech in the European Parliament in Brussels during his 2 day visit, where he will meet with G7 and NATO leaders about the on going Russia-Ukraine war.
Trudeau set his sights on and attacked the February Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa, saying that leaders We’re seeing a rise in cynical populists who are trying to “exploit anxieties”.
“They pretend to have easy solutions that play on people’s fears. Even in Canada, where 90 percent of people are vaccinated, and our motto as a country ‘peace, order, and good government,’ we saw anti-vaccine and antigovernment protest evolve into illegal occupations of our communities and blockades of our borders,” said Trudeau, who said that the leaders of the convoys were “effective in turning citizens with real anxieties against the system bet suited to allay those concerns.”
Trudeau went on to discuss Putin’s authoritarianism, saying that “we cannot let Ukraine down. They are counting on us. So let’s use all the tools we have at our disposal.”
Trudeau went on to suggest we all start “investing to rebuilt Ukraine afterwards”. Adding we need to send all the weapons we can to help Ukraine not only to defend their lands but also “all the principles that defend ours”.
Justin Trudeau insists that Putins attack on Ukraine is apparently “an attack on the values that form the pillars of all democracies”.
We must work to “strengthen our democracies” and demonstrate the “principled leadership” for citizens everywhere. With a smirk Justin Trudeau gaslights Canadians about divisive behaviors and the leadership should be “reinforcing the things our citizens have in common, rather playing to their differences”
At the time Justin Trudeau didn’t know why the European Parliament was mostly empty for his speech. Soon after a statement came out from MEP Christian Terhes why he refused to attend Justin Trudeaus speech.
A journalist named Cosmin Dzsurdzsa provided a translation in to English on twitter for Canadians to read.
In the translation MEP Christian Terhes didn’t validate they were at European Parliament because Canadian Prime Minister was going to be there.
“you can’t come and teach democracy lessons to Putin from European Parliament when you trample with horse hooves your own citizens who are demanding that their fundamental rights be respected” Terhes said.
“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.”
“On the contrary, through the tyranny that you’re implementing you add deceit and hypocrisy, destroying liberty and “western” values.”
“These imposter leaders of today’s west have brought the world into the chaos we find ourselves in today, precisely because they have strayed from the values that made the “west” a free and prosperous world.”
“The departure of western leaders from these values (individual liberty, respect for rights and freedoms, etc.) not only made them lose their moral ascendancy, but allowed the rise of tyrants like Putin.”
“Between the Russian imperialist tyranny, promoted by Putin, and the neo-Marxist tyranny pretending to be progressivism promoted by the likes of Trudeau, in which people are deprived of their rights and freedoms, becoming objects of the state, I do not choose any.”
MEP Christian Terhes is also the politician that grilled Trudeau about his use of the Emergencies act