Canadian journalist Josh Sigurdson was recently all over the media for calling Justin Trudeau a scumbag. However, the mainstream media was wrongly critical of him.
According to Sigurdson, the reason he called the Canadian Prime Minister a scumbag is because Josh had to wait for several hours to ask a question about the carbon tax and for the children to leave the room. Yet, no one called on him for he came from the alternative rather than the mainstream media.
Given that and other actions by the PM, Josh considered his own actions justified: “The state-run media got to ask him prescreened questions, at that. How is it that a journalist must ask pre-selected questions of a politician? Restricting opposition, restricting free speech, pretending to support women while sending money to dictatorships that stone women to death for driving cars and kill gays… this is the definition of a scumbag.”
I tend to agree with Josh Sigurdson. Justin Trudeau does have strong dictatorial tendencies and I, as an Iranian born who lived under the Khomeinist regime and, know a dictator when I see one.
Trudeau admires the Chinese dictatorship. According to CBC, Trudeau proclaimed: “There is a level of admiration that I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime and to say we have to go the greenest the fastest. We need to start investing in solar. There is a flexibility that Stephen Harper must dream about having a dictatorship where he could do everything he wanted.”
Recently, there have been attempts to shut down the Canadian House of Commons on Fridays in order to limit the appearance of the Prime Minister at the Parliament to only one day per week and to limit the debates held in the Parliament before the passages of bills. This is shameful and totally unacceptable! It will not be tolerated by anyone who is truly dedicated to the Canadian democracy, to the importance of debate in the Parliament and to holding the Prime Minister accountable for his actions. This kind of behavior makes him into a new version of Fidel Castro.
Shabnam Assadollahi is a veteran human rights advocate who has worked extensively helping newcomers and refugees resettle in Canada and has distinguished herself as a broadcaster, writer and public speaker. While her primary and heartfelt interest focuses on the Iranian community and world events affecting women and minority communities in the land of her birth – she also advocates for the emancipation of women and minority religious communities worldwide. A resident of Ottawa she is active in community affairs including cultural, educational and humanitarian activities. Shabnam was born as a Muslim but converted to Christian in early 20s.