Trudeau, the Authoritarian

//Trudeau, the Authoritarian

Trudeau, the Authoritarian

  • Fidel Castro

Prime Minister Trudeau has spoken admiringly of Communist regimes and some of their leaders, such as China’s Mao Tse-tung and Cuba’s Fidel Castro. Castro was a long-time personal friend of Trudeau’s father, Pierre, and a trusted family friend. In 2000, he was an honorary pall bearer at the funeral of Trudeau Sr. at Montreal’s Notre Dame Cathedral.

Trudeau admires the absolute power of these dictators because they could get their demands met quickly and not be weighed down by the cumbersome democratic process that requires debate and a vote.

Trudeau apparently believes that torture, execution, extortion, expropriation of property, bribery and suppression of human rights are acceptable if a leader does so for the common good.

It’s clear that Trudeau is all too willing to unilaterally use his powers when he decides that his decision is for the common good. However, too frequently, Trudeau’s decisions are born of his own limitations and his lack of understanding of the issues.

Trudeau does not appear to understand the complications and implications of the issues before him and especially in times of crisis. It is this limitation based on his ignorance that is dangerous for the country, as is the backroom influence of his unelected advisors.

Trudeau’s authoritarian streak has shown several times since he was elected prime minister in October 2015:

  1. In 2017, Trudeau declared that anyone applying under the Summer Jobs Program must attest that he/she supports his government’s position on abortion. In 2018 and 2019, he removed the attestation requirement, but the application forms still required that applicants support Trudeau’s sexual and reproductive policies.
    It is abhorrent that the taxpayers’ money is distributed to only those Canadians who support Trudeau’s policies. This is contrary to the tenets of democracy, where everyone is to be treated equally without discrimination.
  2. In 2019, Trudeau dismissed Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould for refusing to take his orders regarding the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. By doing so, he arrogantly abused the fundamental principle of law that the criminal justice system must not be interfered with by politicians.
  3. On March 24, 2020, Bill C-8 was introduced into Parliament. This bill is supposed to prohibit attempts by those who wish to change the sexual orientation of children under 18 years of age. This bill also restricts treatment for gender dysphoria to only surgery and hormones, while outlawing other counselling therapy of any kind. (See article discussing Bill C-8 in April 2020 REALity). Bill C-8 is another example of the extraordinary abuse of power by the Trudeau government. It is not a simple bill, as alleged, to protect homosexuals, but instead, is a remarkable overreach that prohibits discussion of the homosexual issue in Canada except in accordance with the political orthodoxy the Liberal government promotes, which is based on policies determined by the LGBTQ activists.
  4. On March 24, 2020 Trudeau attempted to include sweeping new tax and spend powers in emergency legislation aimed at rushing out financial aid to those economically compromised by the coronavirus pandemic.
    A draft of this legislation was delivered to the opposition parties for prior review in the hope that the legislation could be quickly passed. However, when the legislation was introduced in Parliament, it mysteriously included draconian provisions, which would allow the Liberal government to tax, spend and borrow with impunity, minus parliamentary approval for 21 months until January 2022. This provision suspended Parliament’s role in approving or providing oversight of legislation for nearly two years. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer described these provisions as a tyrannical abuse of power. Trudeau was forced to back down. Absolute power to tax and spend without democratic oversight has never been granted to a Canadian government – not even during wartime. All Canadians should be aware of and horrified by this arbitrary attempt at a power grab by the Liberal government.
    It is noted that Trudeau has not yet invoked the Emergencies Act (successor to the War Measures Act, which was repealed by the Mulroney government in 1988). The explanation as to why Trudeau hasn’t done this may be due to the fact that the Act requires that the government report to Parliament within seven sitting days once it is invoked in order to explain the reason for its declaration. The government must also explain how it has consulted with the provinces on the issue. The Act also provides that the emergency declaration will expire within 90 days of its proclamation. Trudeau wanted no limitations: he would obviously have preferred a totally free hand for nearly two years to do whatever he wanted.
    This attempt to grab absolute control over the national agenda makes it clear that Trudeau’s actions must be carefully monitored by Parliament at all times. He has demonstrated his contempt for both the Canadian public and the democratic process.

This attempt to grab absolute control over the national agenda makes it clear that Trudeau’s actions must be carefully monitored by Parliament at all times. He has demonstrated his contempt for both the Canadian public and the democratic process.