After the way Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has dealt with the trucker protests in the capital city of Ottawa the last two weeks, it’s not a surprise that in 2013 he said that he admired China more than any other country besides his own native Canada.
“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China,” Trudeau said at a town hall. “Because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and saying ‘We need to go greenest fastest, we need to start, you know, investing in solar.’”
“There is a flexibility that I know [former Conservative Prime Minister] Stephen Harper must dream about of having a dictatorship that he can do everything he wanted, that I find quite interesting,” he continued.
This week, Trudeau invoked Canada’s Emergencies Act to give him more power to deal with the protests.
His deputy prime minister said the administration plans to freeze both the personal and corporate bank accounts of the truckers as a way to shut down the protests. Spoken like a wannabe dictatorship, for sure.
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