Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party has defended his province against suggestion that his people are racists.
On the campaign trail at the Soccer World in Hamilton, Justin Trudeau commented on a question that was fielded at the English debate on suggestion of racism in Québec.
During the media availability, he responded to a question from a reporter who wanted to know if those who support Bill 21 know what discriminatory means.
“I have to say, I was taken aback by the premise of the question last night on Bill 21.
“My position on this is known. I am not in favour of that particular law.
“But it is wrong to suggest that Quebecers are racists,” said Trudeau.
“As a Quebecer I found that question really offensive.”
“Yes, there is lots of work to do to continue to fight systemic racism across this country and every part of this country. But I don’t think the question was acceptable or appropriate because it presumed things, pulling things together that I had hard time processing last night.”
A message form the Liberal Party was issued today from La Prairie, Quebec.
Liberals move forward to deliver on Quebec’s priorities
La Prairie, Quebec- Justin Trudeau and the Liberals are the only team that have a real plan to deliver on the priorities and needs of Quebec.
Quebecers need real leadership to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. That’s why the Liberal plan is going to get the job done on vaccines, strengthen gun control laws, accelerate climate action, and support the creation of 37,000 child care spaces. This is important work that needs to be done now to keep Quebecers safe and supported, but Erin O’Toole and Yves-François Blanchet want to stand in the way of our progress. They both won’t support proof of vaccine credentials to keep Canadians safe and don’t take climate action seriously.
“Getting Quebecers through this pandemic and building a better future requires leadership, and that’s exactly what we’re delivering,” said Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. “Our plan will build a green recovery for jobs and a cleaner future, keep dangerous assault weapons off our streets, and support more child care spaces for Quebec families. Together, we’re going to keep moving forward for Quebecers.”
A re-elected Liberal government will build a better future for middle class Quebecers by:
- Continuing to take real action to fight climate change, including by capping emissions from the oil and gas sector and ensuring they decline at a pace and scale needed to reach our shared goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
- Maintaining our ban on 1,500 types of military-style assault weapons and implementing a buyback to keep guns out of our communities.
- Creating 37,000 new child care spaces in Quebec as part of a $6 billion agreement that will also improve working conditions for early childhood educators.
- Requiring travellers on planes, trains, and cruise ships to be fully vaccinated to finish the fight against COVID-19.
- Supporting provinces and territories who implement vaccine requirements, including Quebec.
“From taking strong climate action to getting guns off our streets, and finishing the fight against COVID-19, our team will have your backs,” said Mr. Trudeau. “The Conservatives will only take us backward on these important issues, and the Bloc can’t deliver on Quebec’s priorities. Only the Liberal team understands the needs of Quebec and has a real plan to deliver on them. This important election, let’s choose to keep moving forward – for everyone.”