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Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada
By:Ian Coffey, New Zealand
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2019, 1:21 am

Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada

A powerful speech in the House of Commons, Ottawa by the
Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau on Monday, 18 March 2019

Among other things, the Canadian Prime Minister said,
'' Unfortunately, the world’s leaders share some of the responsibilities.
We have the responsibility to no longer simply downplay these incidents by
pointing the finger at others....... the rhetoric is dangerous , hateful and vile.
It lives and festers Online spilling out in the real world with deadly consequences.
When we fail to denounce hatred with total conviction we empower those people and
legitimize their violence..... The issue is not just the politicians’ failure to condemn the hatred.
The issue is that in many cases they actually condone those who spread hateful messages.......
courting these views is always the wrong choice to make. We have to chase out this hatred
from our parties, fight it Online, denounce it in town halls and push back when it reaches our front door.
Choosing to stay silent while hatred stews is complicity in its most cowardly form. ''

For the full speech please see the following video :-
Prime Minister Trudeau delivers remarks on the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand