In a recent press conference the Canadian PM outlined the reasons why he felt politicians were on the receiving end of a growing number of threats to their safety.
A reporter asked Trudeau:
‘What do you think is behind the rise in threats that politicians are facing?’
‘We’ve been through a lot, as a country, as a world, over these past years. Obviously the pandemic, increasing anxiety because of climate change, transformations of our economy, rise in mental health and addiction problems, particularly with the opiod crisis that has been ravaging communities right across the country.
‘There’s a lot of pressure on a lot of people, and unfortunately there are no easy solutions for all these challenges we’re facing.’
‘It’s a time for responsible leadership. It’s time for people to look to assuage fears and angers, to respond with a positive vision of the future.’
‘People are hurting because of all these things we’re going through. And we need to make sure the messages we put forward as a country, and not just political leaders, but community leaders, institutions are focused on supporting each other.
Trudeau claims the rise in anger toward politicians stems from “increasing anxiety
because of climate change,” and states, “it's a time for responsible leadership.”
Do you believe him?
— Rebel News (@RebelNewsOnline) August 30, 2022