Quebec Premier François Legault announced Tuesday the province would abandon plans to impose a tax on unvaccinated residents, citing unfavorable public opinion.

Trudeau’s Government Condemns China And Cuba For Human Rights Abuses, As The Cops In Ottawa Drop The Hammer On The Freedom Convoy  

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is entertaining, if nothing else.

Boxed in by the Freedom Convoy of truckers protesting vaccine mandates, Trudeau’s government, instead of extending an olive branch, instituted extreme measures to fight back against the double parking and horn-honking.

Parliament is considering invoking the Emergencies Act, which would empower Trudeau to suspend civil liberties. Trudeau’s administration has already squeezed banks to cut off the truckers’ money supply. Cops have tried to seize gas and food intended for the protesters.

And the latest, per the conservative website Rebel News on Saturday, “Police have deployed pepper spray and canisters on demonstrators, arrested dozens and trampled two people with horses.” One Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer told his colleagues, “Time for the protesters to hear our jackboots on the ground.”

The authoritarian steps now happening in Canada are really extraordinary for a country known for its politeness and gentle ways.

But Trudeau, as liberals are wont to do, just keeps the wheels of hypocrisy churning.

As the conservative website PJ Media reported on Saturday, “While cracking down on peaceful protesters with both slanderous rhetoric and draconian physical and financial measures, government officials are running around condemning the actions of other governments against their protesters.”

Against the backdrop of the Trudeau crackdown, Canada’s Foreign Minister Marc Garneau denounced how China is treating – or mistreating – protesters in Hong Kong.

“Canada expresses grave concerns over the targeting of ten of Hong Kong’s most prominent pro-democracy activists for participation in a peaceful assembly,” Garneau said in a statement.

“The stifling of peaceful political expression continues to encroach on fundamental rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. Democracy, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly are enshrined in the Basic Law, and are part of Beijing’s obligations to the people of Hong Kong under the UN-registered Sino-British Joint Declaration.”

But that was not all.

According to PJ Media, “Cuba has imprisoned hundreds of protesters, including teenagers, for their roles in anti-government rallies during the summer of 2021.”

For that, Garneau’s office recently took a swipe at Cuba.

The Cuban regime, as Rebel News put it, “made the unusual move of condemning the Communist regime and joining the United States in protest of the country’s treatment of its protesters.”

It was unusual because of Canada’s close economic ties with Cuba.

Canada issued a “harsh condemnation” of the Cuban government’s decision to sentence 20 protesters to two decades in prison for the summer 2021 protests.

In response, Garneau said, “Canada condemns #Cuba’s harsh sentencing following the July 2021 protests. [Canada] strongly advocates for freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly free from intimidation. We stand with the people of [Cuba] in their aspiration for #democracy.”

Apparently lost completely on Garneau was his government’s treatment of its own constituents.

As PJ Media observed, “Maybe Canadian government officials need to keep their mouths shut about other nations’ poor treatment of protesters when they’re freezing bank accounts and running over peaceful demonstrators with horses.”

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