There was massive and sustained outrage after it was revealed the Trudeau government planned to remove condemnation of the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation in the New Citizens Guide.
It appears that the Trudeau government is going to bow to massive pressure and sustained outrage, and will keep the warning against female genital mutilation (FGM) in the New Citizens Guide.
According to a recent report, immigration minister Ahmed Hussen issued a statement saying the new guide will include mention of FGM:
“While the content for the new guide is still being developed, Canadians can be assured that the new document will include information on Canada’s laws against gender-based violence, including FGM. We would normally not comment on a product still under development, but given the interest in this specific issue, I felt it was important to update Canadians on where we stand.”
After it was revealed the Trudeau government was planning to remove the condemnation of FGM from the citizenship guide, the government faced intense criticism.
A petition by Conservative immigration critic Michelle Rempel was signed by almost 25,000 people.
The issue also resonated strongly on SpencerFernando.com, as an article about Trudeau’s planned betrayal of Canadian values by removing the FGM condemnation was the most read article on the site in 2017 – with over 93,000 views.
Pressure from Canadians worked
There are two key points here:
First, the expected reversal by the Trudeau Liberals shows that the Canadian people still have some influence. The situation probably went like this: Trudeau and his ministers were hell-bent on removing the FGM condemnation. Then, backbench MPs started getting contacted by outraged constituents, and started worrying about their re-election chances. Then, they applied pressure within the government, forcing Trudeau and Hussen to back down.
That brings us to the second point: While it’s good that this reversal appears to be happening, the fact that the government had to be pressured into it is an absolute disgrace, and it revealed Trudeau’s ‘feminist’ rhetoric as a pathetic joke.
Opposing and condemning FGM should have been a no brainer. It shouldn’t have taken intense pressure from public petitions and websites like this for the government do the right thing.
It’s deeply disturbing that the government even considered removing it from the citizenship guide. And of course, we can’t be certain they will actually warn against it until we see it in the new guide. After all the lies from Trudeau, the government has totally failed to earn the benefit of doubt.
This whole situation was clear evidence of how totally removed from Canadian values the Trudeau government has become, and why they must be defeated.
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