Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland was verbally abused by man in Alberta on August 26. As soon as the video started making the rounds online, politicians from Alberta and all throughout Canada expressed their support for Freeland including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney.
In response, Deputy PM Chystia Freeland shared her family picture and shared a note via her official Twitter account.
“What happened yesterday was wrong. Nobody, anywhere, should have to put up with threats and intimidation.” Freeland wrote.
Canadian PM, Trudeau said in a tweet, “Threats, violence, and intimidation are always unacceptable. As leaders, we need to call it out. We need to take a united stance against it. And we need to work together to put an end to it.”
Similarly, Alberta premier condemned the abuse via a tweet saying, “The verbal harassment and threats directed at Minister @cafreeland during her visit to Alberta yesterday were reprehensible. If you disagree with a politician, by all means exercise your right to protest. But screaming threatening language & physical intimidation cross the line.”
Canadian Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino in favour of Freeland tweeted, “There is absolutely no place in our country for the harassment, intimidation and threatening conduct that @cafreeland and her staff were subjected to last night. This kind of behaviour needs to be called out and condemned by everyone, regardless of political affiliation.”
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