May 24, 2022

Canada’s lawmakers blast Trudeau’s remark that Jewish MP supports swastikas

The Canadian House of Commons condemned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday following his remark to a Jewish MP that she was standing with those “who wave swastikas.”

Trudeau made the comment during the Question Period in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

“Conservative Party members can stand with people who wave swastikas, they can stand with people who wave the Confederate flag,” Trudeau said.

“We will choose to stand with Canadians who deserve to be able to get to their jobs, to be able to get their lives back. These illegal protests need to stop, and they will,” he added.

Melissa Lantsman, the Jewish lawmaker he made the comments to, took to Twitter to respond to Trudeau’s words.

“I think the Prime Minister should think long and hard about his own history before singling out a Jewish Member of Parliament and falsely accusing me of standing with a Swastika. What a disgraceful statement unbecoming of anyone in public office – he owes me an apology,” she wrote.

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