Justin Trudeau was answering a question under oath before the Public Order Emergency Commission (POEC).
POEC’s purpose is ‘to enquire into the circumstances that led to the declaration of emergency that was in place from February 14-23, 2022, and the measures taken for dealing with the emergency. Justice Paul Rouleau was appointed Commissioner.’
On 14 February 2022, Prime Minister Trudeau declared an emergency under the Emergencies Act 1988. This Act authorizes the Government of Canada to take extraordinary temporary measures ‘to respond to public welfare emergencies, public order emergencies, international emergencies and war emergencies.’
POEC’s inquiry covers two phases. The first began on 11 October and ended last Friday, 25 November. This phase, the ‘Public Hearings’ phase, involved the calling of 65 witnesses to give evidence before the commission and answer questions under oath.
The second phase, known as the ‘Policy Phase’ will comprise of roundtable discussions with some 50 experts from a variety of fields. It starts today 28 November and will finish on 2 December.
The commission’s final report will be tabled in the Canadian parliament on or before 20 February 2023.
Trudeau was one of the witnesses called during Public Hearings and while under oath was asked the following question:
‘Would you agree with me, that one of the most important roles of a Prime Minister is to unite Canadians and not divide them by engaging in name calling?’
His answer was, ‘I did not call people who were unvaccinated names.’
However, numerous examples exist of the Prime Minister calling the unvaccinated names.
Appearing on a French language talk show Trudeau called those who were ‘fiercely against vaccination’ ‘extremists’ who were often ‘racists’ and ‘misogynists’. He also characterised them as science deniers.
In another video of a speech he said, ‘those protesters… I don’t even want to call them protesters. Those anti-vaxxer mobs.’
Other videos show Trudeau calling protesters or the unjabbed ‘Nazis’ or ‘Confederate types,’ or a ‘small fringe minority with unacceptable views.’
Calls for Trudeau to be charged with perjury filled Twitter this evening as the hashtag #TrudeauLiedUnderOath trended globally.
Jussie #Trudeau believed there were “vaccine hesitant” people who could be educated to think the right way – his way – & “anti-vaxxers” who were anti-science, racists, & misogynists.
He lied under oath.
What an appalling excuse for a human being. #TrudeauLiedUnderOath
— Boudiccea (@Boudiccea3) November 26, 2022
#TrudeauLiedUnderOath He lied about calling names of the unvaccinated people! Canadians need a true leader who respects and defends the right of people to decide what they want to inject into their body ! Trudeau needs to resign! pic.twitter.com/h3DVjFu1G4
— Kali Musk (@Kali16139128) November 27, 2022
It is way past time for @JustinTrudeau to resign. There is no leader in the free world who has done more irreparable damage to their country than #trudeau #cdnpoli #TrudeauLiedUnderOath #TrudeauMustGoNow #TrudeauMustGo #TrudeauNationalDisgrace #EmergenciesActInquiry https://t.co/EXzyXw3LoW
— Renita Greener (@GreenerRenita) November 27, 2022
— Steve S 🇨🇦 (@porschejag) November 26, 2022
Trudeau Lied UNDER OATH! He has ZERO CREDIBILITY NOW!
We knew Trudeau lied before, but now Canadians can see it on video. The gig up Trudeau p,you were caught in you own lie! https://t.co/uZG13NWeGw
— Awakened Richard (@Cl1Richard) November 28, 2022
— Mind’s Desire (@MindsDesireCa) November 27, 2022
Trudeau lied under oath today. pic.twitter.com/VWA60nb9M2
— Ryan Gerritsen🇨🇦🇳🇱 (@ryangerritsen) November 25, 2022