Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the issue of Khalistan extremism and foreign interference, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding fundamental values while acknowledging the diversity within Canada.
Speaking on the matter, PM Trudeau stated, “Over the years, with PM Modi, we have had many conversations on both of these issues.” He highlighted Canada’s commitment to defending essential principles, including freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and the freedom to engage in peaceful protest. These principles, he emphasized, hold immense importance for Canada.
PM Trudeau also underscored Canada’s dedication to preventing violence and combating hatred. In doing so, he highlighted the country’s commitment to maintaining peace and security while respecting democratic rights and freedoms.
Furthermore, he stressed the importance of recognizing the diversity within the Canadian community. He stated, “I think on the issue of the community, it is important to remember that the actions of the few do not represent the entire community or Canada.” This statement reflects the Canadian government’s stance on avoiding generalizations and stereotypes, reinforcing the idea that the actions of a small group should not be attributed to an entire community or nation.
PM Trudeau’s remarks underline the complexities of addressing extremism and foreign interference while upholding democratic values and respecting the diversity of communities within Canada. It reflects the government’s balanced approach to these critical issues.
Source: Statements by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau