Then there was the tweet the Prime Minister sent out after the Charlottesville, Virginia orgy of hate and terror
A Statement from the Office of Canada’s Prime Minister
Posted August 17th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in Barcelona:
“I am deeply saddened by today’s (August 17th) terrorist attack in Barcelona that has killed and injured so many innocent people.
“Sophie and I join all Canadians in offering our sincere condolences to the families and friends who have lost loved ones, and our best wishes for a fast and full recovery to those injured today.
“While we cannot ignore the outrage we feel, together we must renew our commitment to protect the freedom found in societies that promote unity, openness and inclusion.
“Spain, we grieve with you and denounce hate and violence in all of its forms. Canada will continue working with the international community to fight terrorism and build a world where we can all feel safe and secure.”
(A Brief Afterword from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper – The official statement released by Canada’s Prime Minister and posted above is all good and appropriate in my view. After all, we had terrorists slamming a vehicle into residents and terrorists on the streets of Barcelona, Spain.
It was also good that this past August 13th, Canada’s Prime Minister responded to a vehicle being used by an alleged member of terrorist groups in the name of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan slamming a car into people during a confrontation of demonstrators the day before in Charlottesville, Virginia with a tweet that read; “We know Canada isn’t immune to racist violence & hate. We condemn it in all its forms & send support to the victims in Charlottesville.”
That is good too, but a tweet hardly has the same status as an official statement coming out of the Prime Minister’s Office. So why wasn’t there a same day, official statement on that one when what happened in the streets of Charlottesville also sent shock waves around the civilized world?
Could it be that our Canadian government is a little more reluctant to send out an official statement on an abomination of this kind if it might offend the orange-hair creature that now occupies the Oval Office?
I hope not. Yet I have some fear that there may be a bit more of the Neville Chamberlain appeaser in Justin Trudeau and his government when it comes to Donald Trump than there is the Winston Churchill, which we need against a character who is as dangerous to his country and the rest of the world as this.
All of that being said, Justin Trudeau’s response to those perpetrating the acts terror and hate in the streets of Charlottesville, certainly soared above that of Donald Trump.)
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