Joanne Hill: "The Liberal Party leadership hopeful took a swipe at his critics in a veiled reference to B’nai Brith Canada, the Muslim Canadian Congress, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney, MP Marc Garneau and others in his keynote address at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Conference Saturday night."
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Like father like son - From the comments here.
"Trudeau Senior was PM in the '80's (albeit briefly) while I was an NGO documenting HR abuses during the Soviet-backed Communist takeover of Nicaragua.
Some of my conversation with Trudeau's Ambassador to Central America when I presented him with evidence of Communist torture, murder and persecution of Christians (paraphrased):
Ambassador: "How can you prove this is true?"
NGO: "We have photographs"
Amb: "How do we know who these people really are?"
NGO: "I have identity documents and witnesses who know them."
Amb: "How can you verify all this?"
NGO: "Family members -- real names and addresses; neighbours, the people who found their bodies, medical examiners, the Pastors who buried them, taped interviews, written testimony, witnesses who can identify the Government perpetrators, evidence for motive, et cetera -- we can verify everything".
Amb: "We don't have an Embassy in Nicaragua -- nothing we can do".
Later, at a public function I was introduced to Trudeau's Minister of External Affairs no less -- Allan J. MacEachen -- and when I described my work in Nicaragua as an NGO, his response was snarky: "C.I.A.!"
It reflects the attitude of the Trudeau Gov., which was dangerous for a Canadian NGO working abroad. For the Minister to sloppily assume that one of his fellow citizens could be working for the C.I.A. as a U.S. Government spy, could have landed me 30 years behind bars on my next trip into the conflict zone.
It was in fact the official Communist position at the time that anyone who appeared to contradict the purposes of the Revolution was a paid mercenary for the C.I.A. (and I was certainly contradicting their purposes by documenting torture!). Trudeau's policy seemed to echo the Commie's paranoic and fake representation that everybody was an American spy. Including Canadian citizens such as myself.
Trudeau: not only dangerous and paranoic, but totally ignorant of how Communist propaganda functions."