Politicians denounce verbal attack on Chrystia Freeland
Politicians from all walks of life have denounced comments that were made against Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, who was verbally abused during a visit to Alberta, according to a video published on the media social.
Posted on an account that voices opposition to health measures related to COVID-19, it is possible to hear people calling Ms Freeland a “traitor” by telling her that she “does not belong here” when she enters the elevator of a hotel in Grand Prairie.
“There is absolutely no place in our country for the harassment, intimidation and threatening conduct that [Chrystia Freeland] and its staff have been subject [vendredi] evening,” said Federal Minister of Public Security Marco Mendicino on Twitter.
« This type of behavior must be denounced and condemned by all, regardless of political affiliation, » he said.
Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Jean Charest also condemned the incident, calling it “dangerous behavior.”
“It cannot be normalized. Every political leader must speak out and condemn this,” he said on Twitter.
Same story from the side of the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney, who mentioned that the “verbal harassment and threats” directed at Ms. Freeland are “reprehensible”.
“If you disagree with a politician, by all means exercise your right to protest. But the shouting, threatening language and physical intimidation go beyond the limits,” he said on social media.
“You know our governments have a lot of serious disagreements. But you are more than welcome to come and visit us here, in the province where you grew up,” he wrote, addressing the deputy premier.