Justin Trudeau And Other Canadian Leaders Do What Trump Didn't: Condemn White Supremacy - 2020-10-01
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders from the United States' northern neighbor did not hesitate to condemn white supremacy following Donald Trump's performance during Tuesday's debate, where the president danced around disavowing supremacists and even told far right group the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by."
"The Prime Minister has condemned and will continue to condemn right-wing extremism, white supremacy and racism in all its forms," a statement from Trudeau's office sent to CTV News on Wednesday read. "In Canada, we're not immune to extremism that not only divides our communities, but threatens the safety of Canadians."
Other representatives of Canada's political parties — including Conservative leader Erin O'Toole, Interim Green Party leader Jo-Ann Roberts, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet — made similar statements, arguing that Trump was only feeding division and racism in the United States.