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  • Writer's pictureRebekah Henderson

Justin Trudeau: A Stain on Canadian History

Justin Trudeau has been the Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and has been elected three times by Canadians. Trudeau was voted into office as a young face to catch the attention of young voters, and, I kid you not, some people voted for him solely because he had good hair. He brought new energy to Canadian politics and followed in his father's footsteps as Canada's Prime Minister. However, he continued to become less popular throughout his reign in Canada, which is reflected in voting statistics and polling. His loss in popularity can be attributed to MANY scandals, ethics violations, and crimes he has committed. Some of his scandals are but are not limited to the SNC-Lavalin scandal along with the firing and resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould, and the endless incidents of Trudeau being caught wearing blackface while lecturing everyone else about racism. In this WE scandal, he was seen giving government money to his family. Trudeau was caught lying about how vaccine mandates would slow the spread of COVID-19; however, it was leaked that one of his political advisors said it wasn't based on science. It was released that vaccine mandates were only used as a wedge issue and to demonize the unvaccinated people because they ignored him and didn't consent to the new vaccine. Trudeau created a federal holiday to celebrate Indigenous People and promote reconciliation. On the first Truth and Reconciliation Day, the Prime Minister's public schedule on the government website said he was in "personal meetings" that day; however, he was caught at a beach, Tofino, in British Columbia on a personal vacation. Many Indigenous leaders invited Trudeau to their land to celebrate the new holiday, and he ignored every leader and made no effort to celebrate the holiday he created. Let's also not forget about the Aga Khan scandal. The Ethics Commissioner found him guilty of violating sections 5, 11, 12, and 21[1] of the Federal Conflict of Interest Act because he accepted private island vacations, flights, and personal gifts.

Trudeau also has a history of allegedly sexually assaulting women. In 2018, an allegation resurfaced that he groped a female reporter at a party and said he wouldn't have done it if she was a reporter. He denied it was an assault and that "she experienced it differently" and claimed this is a "learning opportunity for us,"; thus avoiding personal responsibility. Trudeau also tends to ignore sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and even sexual assault in his party. Many of his Members of Parliament (MPs) have much sexual harassment and sexual misconduct allegations against them. Fun fact, one of his MPs has been found guilty of sexual assault and is still allowed to serve in his party; however, he bans people with personal pro-life beliefs from his party. Trudeau also has a track record of ignoring sexual assault in the military and uses his power to silence allegations against his friends in Parliament, for example, the scandal of General Vance.

During the summer of 2021, 68 churches across Canada were violently attacked by far-left radical terrorists; 30 were victims of arson, and the rest were vandalized. When a reporter confronted Trudeau about his silence on the matter, he refused to fully condemn the acts of domestic terrorism and to label it as such or a hate crime. He went as far as to say he sympathizes with the domestic terrorists. However, when a Muslim family was rundown, and some were killed by a truck, leaving a young boy an orphan, by an 18-year-old man, Trudeau immediately labelled it as an anti-Muslim hate crime before the investigation. He immediately travelled to the location and gave a speech about the evil of hate crimes, despite that he never condemned the 68 hate crimes directed at Christian churches. Both acts were horrendous and evil; however, Trudeau used one incident to virtue signal and ignored the other attacks because it wasn't politically correct to condemn attacks on the Christian church.

Justin Trudeau also campaigned on demonizing, segregating, and discriminating against the unvaccinated. He pinned friends, family, and neighbours against each other to create fear and hatred toward the unvaccinated. Trudeau promised to keep people safe from the unvaccinated to secure votes for him in the 2021 election. The travel ban he also campaigned on had no scientific basis, despite months of him lying to the public, saying that Health Canada advised him to put that measure in place. During the Truckers Convoy in February 2022, Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act, which has never been used and was intended for times of war. The Emergencies Act allowed him to violently crackdown on peaceful protesters and journalists. The Trudeau government is currently being sued in court over the abuse of the Emergencies Act, and court documents disclosed that his Cabinet was told of a possible breakthrough with the protestors the night before he invoked the Act. However, Trudeau resorted to violence toward his critics instead of peacefully resolving the issue. It was also released that Trudeau used allegations against the participants of the Freedom Convoy that he knew were false as justification to invoke the Act. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Trudeau detained Canadian citizens at airports and forced them to pay for their own detainment in a federal quarantine facility. Many complaints of maltreatment and starvation from people who stayed in these facilities. One man was continually given food that he said he was deathly allergic to and wasn't allowed to order food in his own room. People were only given a couple of 15-minute blocks of time a day where they could step outside into the fenced concrete lot for "outdoor time." Many people complained that the staff forgot to bring them food, and some didn't have their dietary restrictions respected. It's important to note that instead of giving contracts to Canadian-owned hotels for the federal quarantine facilities, the hotels were owned by people within the Chinese government. Trudeau is being hounded with lawsuits by constitutional lawyers for allegedly breaking the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, for the invasive ArriveCAN app, travel restrictions on the unvaccinated, and the abuse of the Emergencies Act. One of the lawsuits against Trudeau is being filed by the last living authors of the Charter. Trudeau has also overseen the multiple pastors being sent to prison for practicing their right of "freedom to worship the way they see fit" and other outspoken during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Ironically this was at the same time when he was allowing for Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests during the pandemic's peak while also allowing for environmental protests and Pride parades.

And finally, Trudeau is currently under investigation for interfering in the RCMP investigation of Canada's largest mass shooting in Nova Scotia. Trudeau allegedly pressured RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to release details of the murderer's guns to push his government's plan on stricter gun laws.

What Does This Mean?

Having Justin Trudeau as Canada's Prime Minister three times reveals that Canada does not value having a leader with integrity, both in his personal and professional life. The SNC-Lavalin scandal, the WE scandal, the Aga Khan scandal, and the Nova Scotia mass shooting scandal reveal that Trudeau has zero respect for the rule of law. The Blackface scandal demonstrates that Trudeau is a hypocrite regarding racism. His secret vacation to Tofino beach when he was supposed to meet with Indigenous leaders on the holiday he created to honour them shows that Trudeau is the king of virtue signalling. He is swift to call people he disagrees with and even his supporters' white supremacists for simply existing; however, when he is caught in the act of racism, he considers it a learning opportunity for everyone. I don't know about you, but I've never dressed up in blackface or lectured people, so I don't understand how this is a learning moment for most Canadians who have never done anything like that.

The travel ban on the unvaccinated, the ArriveCAN app, detaining Canadians at airports, imprisoning pastors and political dissidents, and the invocation of the Emergencies Act reveal that he is an authoritarian leader. He trampled on every Canadian's God-given rights, including the right to mobility where he banned travel, bodily autonomy with vaccine mandates, religious freedom by closing churches and arresting pastors, freedom to peacefully assemble with the violent crackdown on the Freedom Convoy, the right to privacy and the right for Canadians to freely enter Canada with his ArriveCAN app and detaining Canadians at airports. Section I of the Charter states that if any of the rights need to be frozen, be the least invasive, have proof that other strategies have been tried beforehand, and provide documents that prove it was necessary. However, when Trudeau was being questioned about why he invoked the Emergencies Act, he refused to provide proof that it was necessary.

Trudeau's intentional dismissal of the violent attacks on 68 churches demonstrates that he is weak, spineless, and lacks the courage to stand up for justice. He only stands up for justice when it is politically correct. He is not a leader; he is a follower of cultural trends. A real leader would have shown outrage at these attacks and encouraged investigations, more news coverage, and held press conferences to demonstrate the seriousness of the attacks. He would lead his people to stand against violence toward all people. Trudeau also shows partiality, an ungodly characteristic, to specific groups like BLM, Pride organizations, anti-Christian terrorist groups, and environmental terrorist groups. He jailed political dissidents and pastors for holding church services while giving a pass to other religious groups holding large gatherings. He discriminated against and encouraged discrimination against a group of people for a medical choice they believed was best for them by firing them from jobs. Trudeau encouraged the Provinces to have a vaccine passport program (which they all did) by giving them each $1 billion if they did. That money could have gone towards our failing healthcare systems, providing Indigenous People clean drinking water. Instead, it was used for unscientific medical segregation. Leaders should unite people and help people find common ground during stressful times. His entire campaign was geared toward demonizing the unvaccinated, saying they are full of disease and accused them of purposefully trying to put people at risk of death if they didn't get the vaccine, even though there was no proof that it stopped transmission or infection. A divisive leader leads to a divided society.

Finally, Trudeau's record of sexual assault and his tolerance for it shows that he is not the feminist he claims to be and has zero respect for women. He groped a reporter, and there was no investigation; if there was, the results were not made public. I believe knowing if a world leader is a sexual predator is essential. His tolerance for MPs in his party, who are guilty of sexual-related crimes, is also a slap in the face to all the women in Canada. How about the women in the military who are being silenced by Trudeau's friends and face punishment if they come forward with sex-related crime allegations? From an outside perspective, Trudeau loves to brag about gender diversity in the military; however, he ignores and silences the crimes against women in the military. Trudeau likes to paint himself as a feminist; however, he is an opportunist who uses women when beneficial for him, then ignores their suffering.

The Bible has a lot to say about leadership and the qualities and characteristics of a good leader, such as kindness, self-control, trustworthiness, gentleness, not a lover of money, don't slander people, humility, noble, and hospitable. A good leader also considers others as more important than themselves, strives for justice, fears God, acts like a servant, and is willing to lay down their life for the people whom they serve (1 Timothy 3:1-5, 2 Timothy 2:24, Psalm 101:5, Philippians 2:3, John 10:11, Exodus 18:21, Matthew 20:26). Does Justin Trudeau demonstrate even one of these characteristics? Is he humble? Is he kind, trustworthy, gentle? Does he serve, or does he demand to be performed? As a proud Canadian citizen and a Christian, I am deeply embarrassed by Trudeau and his lack of leadership, how he treats women, his divisiveness, his lack of kindness & how he is not trustworthy.

Moreover, I am deeply concerned over his lack of a servant's heart and fear of God. As demonstrated by the evil kings in the Old Testament, the characteristics of Trudeau have trickled down to the people they lead. These characteristics are now being revealed by Canadian citizens. For example, Canadians voted him Prime Minister three times. How does that reflect on us Canadians? What trajectory does that put us on as a society? How is it impacting our churches and our nation's relationship with God? As Christians, we are called to embody Godly characteristics, be leaders in our society, and be good stewards of our country. The way we vote matters. Elections have consequences. Our leaders influence us whether we are aware of it or not. There will never be a perfect leader on earth because all humans have fallen short of the glory of God; however, we can't just sit back and say, "well, they are all corrupt, so it doesn't matter." We must vote for those who demonstrate the godliest characteristics to have a prosperous and God-fearing nation.


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