The Trudeau government shows that their rhetoric about human rights and human dignity is empty as they continue seeking deeper ties with Iran’s brutal dictatorship, even as the Iranian people fight for freedom.
The Trudeau government is putting themselves firmly on the wrong side of history by refusing to rethink their terrible move to deepen Canada’s ties to Iran’s theocratic Islamic dictatorship.
As noted by the CP, “A spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland indicated Tuesday that Canada is not contemplating ending talks with Iran, despite being “deeply troubled” by the deaths of at least 21 protesters and the arrests of hundreds more. “Canada will continue to engage with Iran on terms that we set, as it remains an effective tool to hold Iran to account, promote human rights and advance our consular interests,” Adam Austen said in a statement.”
Of course, we know that the Trudeau government isn’t doing anything to hold Iran accountable.
Instead, the government is seeking to “restore” diplomatic relations with the regime, even though restoring relations sends a message that the Trudeau government accepts the legitimacy of the Iranian regime, which is the worst possible message to send at this point.
The Iranian people are fighting for freedom against a ruthless Islamic theocracy that hijacked their revolution, and replaced a secular dictatorship with an Islamist dictatorship.
As Iranians struggle under a brutal and repressive regime, the regime sends billions to terrorist groups around the world, while poverty and economic strife plagues the country.
Considering that the way the Iranian government treats their own people goes against everything we believe as Canadians, the fact that the Trudeau government is still planning to restore diplomatic ties is an insult to the values of our country.
It’s also an insult to the Iranian people fighting for basic freedom and human dignity.
By refusing to stand with the Iranian people and showing pathetic weakness towards an undeserving regime, the Trudeau government has put themselves on the wrong side of history.