MEP accuses Canada of human rights violations — Analysis
Croatian MEP Mislav Kolakusic called Canada’s treatment of protesters “a dictatorship of the worst kind”
Justin Trudeau, a member of the European parliament is referred to as Canadian Prime Minister. “dictator” to his face during Trudeau’s trip to Belgium this week and accused the Canadian government of violating human rights.
Mislav Kolakusic, a Croatian MEP, stated that the European Parliament had discussed the importance of protecting human rights. “Unfortunately today, there are those among us who trample on these fundamental values.”
“Canada, once a symbol of the modern world, has become a symbol of civil rights violations under your quasi-liberal boot in recent months,” the MEP said to Trudeau, before referencing Canada’s authoritarian treatment of the ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters in Ottawa last month.
PM Trudeau, in recent months, under your quasi-liberal boot, Canada 🇨🇦 has become a symbol of civil rights violations. The methods we have witnessed may be liberal to you, but to many citizens around the🌎it seemed like a dictatorship of the worst kind. pic.twitter.com/FZuc6aDZ1I
— Mislav Kolakusic MEP 🇭🇷🇪🇺 (@mislavkolakusic) March 23, 2022
“We watched how you trample women with horses,”Kolakusic. “How you block the bank accounts of single parents so that they can’t even pay their children’s education and medicine… utilities, mortgages for their homes.”
They may appear to be liberal. It is the most severe form of dictatorship known to humankind.
Kolakusic warned Trudeau about his conclusion. “the citizens of the world united can stop any regime that wants to destroy the freedom of citizens.”
Trudeau – who was in attendance for the speechAnd delivered his own address about “peace and security” and “defending democracy” – could be seen watching on silently.
Canada received international criticism last month after it took drastic and authoritarian measures to shut down the peaceful ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests in Ottawa against Covid-19 restrictions and mandates.
The viral footage included mounted police beating protestors and pepper spraying them. After Trudeau’s emergency powers were activated, bank accounts of those involved in the protests were also frozen.
On Wednesday, the prime minister visited Brussels to meet leaders from NATO and the European Union. “coordinated response” to Russia’s offensive in Ukraine. It is expected to end on Friday.