Justin Trudeau lashes out at protester in British Columbia: What you need to know
As Canada is approaching election day, all the political parties are trying their best to reach as many people as possible with the messages. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in British Columbia today to have an interview with Global News but ended up having a conflict with a protestor.
Justin Trudeau has been facing a lot of protests, mostly by anti-vaxers, during his rallies. But today, in Burnaby, BC, a protestor made a sexist remark towards his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, to which Justin Trudeau sarcastically replied, "Isn't there a hospital you should be going to bother right now?”
This comes just hours after Trudeau announced his plan to make it a criminal offense for demonstrators to block access to hospitals and intimidate healthcare workers. Today, there were series of protests staged outside hospitals and medical centers in many cities throughout Canada including Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa.
Justin Trudeau has so far always been calm when the protestors tried to disrupt his rally, but today was an exception. When protests began disrupting the early days of his campaign, the Liberal leader said he would "meet anger with compassion.”
He has also blamed his Conservative opponent Erin O'Toole on the issue of vaccines by accusing him of giving in to anti-vax fringe elements of his caucus.
Trudeau earlier on Monday denounced protestors who tried to stop people and health care workers from going to hospitals or clinics. He said, "It's not okay, any day, to know that a nurse going into a late shift, crossing a parking lot, might be afraid there could be someone there to spit on her or shout obscenities at her.”
Canada is getting ready to go to the polls on Sept 20th.