Canada’s NDP Leader Speaks Out on Attack on Democracy in Washington, D.C.

“Let us be clear, this was an act of domestic terrorism. Democracy must not be intimidated. Leaders and politicians in the U.S. – and here in Canada – have a duty to end divisive rhetoric and end the flaming of hatred. … Now, it is more urgent than ever, that the (Canadian) government works to immediately ban and dismantle all hate organizations operating in Canada.”  – Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP

 

 

 

A Statement from Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP)Leader Jagmeet Singh

Posted January 10th, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he knows what it is like to be a target of hate and white supremacy. He is calling for the voices of intolerance to be rooted out in Canada.

Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada’s NDP, made the following statement:

“The horror that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (this past January 6th, 2021) was frightening and it was incited by American President Donald Trump. He had the opportunity to end it and to clearly denounce the actions of those attempting to overthrow democracy and put the lives of many in danger, but he refused to.

Let us be clear, this was an act of domestic terrorism. Democracy must not be intimidated. Leaders and politicians in the U.S. – and here in Canada – have a duty to end divisive rhetoric and end the flaming of hatred. What we saw (on January 6th), was a direct result of dangerous, divisive speech.

While we may be quick to say this is a problem that exists only in the United States – hate knows no borders. We need to act with urgency to stop the flames of hatred here in Canada. Currently, over 300 white supremacists groups are operating in our country.

One of a number of Proud Boy posters and images that have popped up across Canada in recent years. Members of the Proud Boys group in in the U.s. reportedly among those storming the U.S. Capitol building earlier this January with the blessing of Donald Trump

Earlier this year, the Proud Boys, a right-wing extremist group that promotes white supremacist views, made international headlines after being bolstered by Donald Trump. And since then, they’ve escalated their hatred. Armed with deadly weapons yesterday, they joined the group that led the assault on the U.S. Capitol.

Now, it is more urgent than ever, that the government works to immediately ban and dismantle all hate organizations operating in Canada. They can begin that work by banning and designating the Proud Boys as a terrorist organization.

A member of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, wearing highly racist t-shirt, to say the least.

The government can also immediately start tackling online hate by implementing measures that will make social media platforms accountable to remove hateful and violent extremism content on their platform.

People watching saw a stark contrast in the handling of what transpired at the U.S. Capitol. When Black, Brown and Indigenous people are demanding justice in the face of police brutality which takes their lives and robs them of their dignity, they are met with violence and brutality.

Yesterday, when white supremacists attempted to overthrow a democratic election with deadly weapons, they were met with de-escalation and respect. The police reaction in Washington showcases systemic racism in action. We need to tackle systemic racism in policing and in our institutions.

Like many Canadians, I’ve experienced the devastating effects of hate in my life. It was allies who stood up and confronted it that made things better.

Canadians have a right to feel safe. We have to very clearly denounce hate and give it no air to breathe and no space to take hold. And we must work together to immediately dismantle white supremacy in Canada.”

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One response to “Canada’s NDP Leader Speaks Out on Attack on Democracy in Washington, D.C.

  1. These groups are already here and active. I have received the idiotic Epoch Times several times in the post as a mass mailing. It’s a US based (NYC) and ex pat Chinese propaganda rag full of garbage and falsehoods. Who is paying for that? At least it’s a perfect fit for my canary cage.

    I went on You Tube to hear Trudeau’s remarks on the Capital attack and the comments were vulgar and disgusting. He is Castro’s son, an old pile of you know what. Trudeau is illegal because he was elected using the reviled Dominion voting machines….except our votes are on paper ballots and hand counted (and Dominion has been cleared of any fraud in the US). Trudeau is a jihadist shipping money to ISIS (the sordid Khadr affair which would have cost more going to court and which he would have won anyway based on the charter of rights…I hated it but that is fact). He is selling out to China. He’s gay, lies, corrupt, etc. OMG, a corrupt politician! I’m feeling a case of the vapors! Sure he’s he’s pulled some real bone head moves but so have they all. Ford, Pallister and Kenney aren’t gems either. All politicians are far from perfect and some downright slugs but the point is, why the lies? There is enough real drama and BS going on without concocting more. If someone gets voted out FROM ANY PARTY it has to be based on facts. Spreading vile falsehoods can result in the same style riots as in the US. We aren’t exempt. There are also calls on line for riots in Canada. Over what? There are Covid deniers. Morons. Many Canadians are just as dumb.

    Just as has happened elsewhere many times, plant a few seeds, spread some manure, water them and eventually the idiots will reap the harvest. Usually those with the most to lose are the ones who support these propagandists. The chickens vote for Colonel Saunders. Brexit was a prime recent example based on the same false propaganda as Trump’s election…make the UK great again, Europe is controlling us, foreigners are taking our jobs, billions are going to the EU from the NHS. All nonsense. The Capital assault reminds me of the murder of the Czars during the Russian Revolution or the burning of the Reichstag. Riots by radicals seldom end well. The insurrections in the US are just beginning and we may very well be next if we don’t clamp down on the lies on social media, much of it by foreign bots. We need to preempt this radicalism before it goes further.

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