Justin Trudeau Said He Admired China’s Dictatorship. Canadians Should Have Believed Him, by Jon Miltimore

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Justin Trudeau’s 2013 comment expressing his “level of admiration” for China’s dictatorial regime was a red flag on how he sees power.

By Jon Miltimore, The Stream, Feb. 17, 2022

Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has been the subject of articles in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, and the Star Tribune.

 

Jon MiltimoreAt a “ladies night” fundraiser in Toronto in 2013, an up-and-coming politician was asked which nation’s administration he admired most in the world.

Wearing a pale blue shirt and a smile, the fresh-faced Liberal Party leader answered Communist China.

“There is a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go green, we need to start, you know, investing in solar,” Justin Trudeau told the group of women. “There is a flexibility that I know [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper must dream about: having a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.” …

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