Trudeau Defends Himself After Wilson-Raybould and Philpott Insist They Were Right

Justin Trudeau is defending his feminist perspectives, while two female he practically removed from the Liberal group said they have no regrets about standing up to the prime minister.

Trudeau has announced that he had ejected Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal party. He stated that they could not be trusted anymore.

Trudeau was called a hypocrite when it came to his equality agenda. This is why he addressed the important work of some of the key female ministers, such as Foreign Affairs Minister – Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Democratic Institutions – Karina Gould and Labour Minister – Patty Hajdu. He stated that there are many strong women in their party and in their cabinet, who do good things for Canada.

How women came together against Trudeau

This comes just before around 338 women appeared in the House of Commons for the Daughters of the Vote. This is an event that brings together female representants from each and every federal riding in Canada. They’re supposed to represent their communities and bring ideas for Canada. Some of these delegates showed their support for Wilson-Raybould and Philpott. They turned their backs on Trudeau when he addressed the chamber.

It all happened after Trudeau announced that Wilson-Raybould and Philpott were out during a national Liberal party meeting. It took place last Tuesday night. The meeting was open to the media. He said that the two women cannot be trusted anymore. He also added that it’s “unconscionable” that Wilson-Raybould taped a conversation with Michael Wernick. As you probably already know, he is the clerk of the Privy Council.

Wilson-Raybould stated that “trust is a two-way street.” She also said that it is unconscionable to actually crash the independence of the prosecutor and not to support the rule of law.

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Meagan Kozlovs

About the Author: Meagan Kozlovs

Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto  and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.

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