Trudeau Exposed as Anti-Semite
and Admirer of Fascism
biography of the former
prime minister, whom Canadians have long been taught to regard as a
great liberal politician, reveals that as a youth and young man, Mr.
Trudeau was an anti-Semite, admired fascist dictators such as Hitler
and Mussolini, promoted revolution and longed for an independent and
Catholic Quebec that would be home only to francophones.
""We discovered a Trudeau who was remarkably different from what we and
everyone else had assumed," authors Max and Monique Nemni write in
their book, Young Trudeau: Son of Quebec, Father of Canada, 1919-1944.
(Excerpted from Robert Sibley, The Ottawa Citizen, May 31, 2006)
|The Mythos of Pierre
Pierre Trudeau has inspired a devoted following amongst Canadians. This
began with "Trudeaumania," which describes the excitement generated in
his initial election campaign. The excitement apparently was the result
of Trudeau's charisma and the perception that he was good looking. And
from those superficial beginnings, Trudeau's vast failings were largely
ignored because of this initial love affair, much like an abusive
husband's actions are ignored by his wife. Trudeau's imposition of
martial has been excused. His cozying up to dictators has been
rationalized. Trudeau's treatment of Alberta as a colony brought him
praise throughout most of Canada, simply because they were the
recipients of Alberta's wealth and the end in their eyes justified the
means. Apologists for Trudeau's economic policy abound. Trudeau's
repatriation of the Consitution and the addition of a Charter of Rights
is usually lauded, despite the fact that this was yet another
"achievement" of Trudeau's that will lead to the destruction of Canada.
His classlessness is redefined as playfulness; his elitism somehow
regarded as egalitarian. Trudeau the man is much different than Trudeau
Trudeau as Dictator
Pierre Trudeau imposed military rule on Canada during 1970 to deal with
the so-called October Crisis. This was done in response to two
Two kidnappings? Two kidnappings? Between April 1, 2003 and March 31,
2004, there were 141 kidnapping cases prosecuted by the Nova Scotia
Public Prosecutor. Does this mean that martial law was warranted across
Canada in 2003-4? After all, there were 141 kidnapping cases as opposed
to two kidnappings. If two kidnappings justified martial law, certainly
141 kidnappings would justify it, would they not?
Laporte was a Quebec minister and Cross was a British diplomat.
Contrary to Trudeau's assertions, there was no parallel government or
attempt at federal insurrection. Neither of those government officials
were federal government officials. Isn't the hallmark of Western
society supposed to be equality before the law? And doesn't equality
before the law necessitate that one man's kidnapping is treated the
Martial law was simply a tyrant's response to certain events. The
Patriot Act was in response to a much more terrible event and an event
of much greater significance. It infringes upon individual rights and
is dangerous legislation, yet it pales in comparison to the War
Measures Act in the effect on individual rights. During the War
Measures Act, freedom of speech against University of Lethbridge
students was infringed; martial law was simply not a Quebec situation.
There will undoubtedly be some Albertans who respected Trudeau's
"tough" approach towards FLQ terrorists. Being tough on terrorists
means you do not recognize them as legitimate and you do not negotiate
with them. Trudeau had no problem negotiating with these terrorists and
gave in to some of their demands. Negotiations with terrorists led to
escape of terrorists to Cuba. Tough? Hardly.
Paul Rose was sentenced to life, paroled in 1982 and is now a political
leader in Quebec. Tough? Hardly.
Jacques Rose was acquitted and then charged after the fact and paroled
in 1978. Tough? Hardly.
Bernard Lortie was sentenced to 20 years for his part in murder and
kidnapping, and paroled in 7 years. Tough? Hardly?
Francis Simard was sentenced for murder, paroled in 1982, and has made
a living off writing about his terrorist acts. Tough? Hardly.
Jacques Cossette Trudel was exiled to Cuba, and then he traveled to
France. He returned to Canada and was sentenced to two years and
released after 8 months. Tough? Hardly.
Louise Lanctot was given a vacation to Cuba by Trudeau. She then went
to France, and returned to Canada. She was sentenced to two years and
was paroled after 8 months. Tough? Hardly.
Jacques Lanctot was exiled to Cuba. He then went to France and returned
to Canada. He served one year. Tough? Hardly.
Yves Langlois was sentenced to two years less a day, and served 10
months. Tough? Hardly.
Marc Carbonneau was exiled to Cuba, and then traveled to France. He
returned to Canada in 1981 and was sentenced to 20 months. Tough?
Trudeau also decided not to pursue extradition of terrorists from
France in 1974, after various terrorists were known to be residing in
France. Tough? Hardly. The only people Trudeau was tough on for the
crimes of the terrorists were everyday citizens. If we want to consider
how tough Trudeau was, perhaps we should consider how difficult it must
have been for him to date Barbra Streisand.
The terrorists allowed to escape to Cuba were given a lifetime exile.
While living in France, all of them chose to come back to Canada.
Canada again gave in to terrorists
Was Trudeau tough on separatists? Hardly. His inspired attack on the
liberties of citizens did nothing but inspired Quebeckers to elect the
Parti Quebecois by 1976 - a mere 6 years after the imposition of
martial law. The Czechs haven't forgotten 1968, either.
But surely, one must admit to the success of Trudeau's military rule
and surrender to terrorists, mustn't one? Rheal Mathieu was convicted
of the attempted firebombing of three Second Cup coffee shops in
Montreal. He was sentenced to 30 days. He chose Second Cup because
their name was in English. Soon thereafter, 7 McDonald's
restaurants were firebombed. Second Cup soon changed their name to Les cafes Second Cup.
The tradition of giving in to terrorists continues!
Trudeau as Supporter of Dictatorships
Pierre Trudeau has a long history of
supporting dictators. Let us consider Trudeau's actions:
admired Mao, stating that stating that Mao had delivered a
"wonderful system to his people." Mao is one of the bloodiest killers
in human history, responsible for tens of millions of deaths during the
Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Trudeau had no problem
with this on his conscience and liberalized relations with China.
According to R.J. Rummell, from 1949-1987, there were between 6.0
million to 102 million people killed by the Chinese government, with
the best estimate at 35.2 million people murdered.
proclaimed "Viva Castro" in 1973. Castro is another butcher that
Trudeau idolized. According to Rummell, Castro killed between 35,000
and 141,000 Cubans, with 73,000 being the most likely estimate. Trudeau
shamefully allowed Cuban military transport planes to refuel in
Newfoundland before resupplying themselves in the U.S.S.R.. From there,
the Cuban soldiers were killing Angolans.Senator Link Byfield, in a
September 30, 2000 Globe and Mail column, stated Trudeau "was once
overheard by reporters remarking to Fidel Castro how much quicker and
easier it would be to run things the Cuban way".
visited the Soviet Union several times, and each time praised it,
whether it was oppressed under Stalin or Brezhnev. Trudeau infuriated
many Soviet dissidents by praising the development of Siberia - which
as anyone knows, was developed by the Soviets using gulag slave labor.
Trudeau's intellectual inspiration while at the London School of
Economics was Harold Laski, an apologist for Stalin. Trudeau is on the
record in Cite Libre,
praising Stalin's totalitarianism. As Rummel notes, the Soviet regime
that Trudeau spoke fondly of killed between 28.326 million and 126.891
million people, with 61.911 million corpses being the most likely
||Journalist Robert Fulford states "to Canada's
eternal shame, Trudeau
expressed sympathy with the venomous General Wojceich Jaruzelski when
the general imposed martial law on Poland in 1981, banned Solidarity
and arrested union leaders." Byfield states of Trudeau "He seemed to
have the mind of a dictator, not a democrat."
Trudeau dressed as a German soldier and riding around Jewish suburbs of
Montreal DURING WORLD WAR II (as reported by Mordecai Richler). While
this does not imply that Trudeau was a Nazi - Trudeau's version of
socialism differed from Hitler's - his actions were tasteless
best. Historian Esther Delisle noted that some of Quebec's elite
supported Petain and the Vichy French during World War II. This adds
further context to Trudeau's professed doubt that World War II was a
In addition to the inhuman
murderers above, he also praised and supported dictators like Mugabe,
Nyerere and others.
Trudeau supported killers and dictators. He was not interested in
freedom, justice or liberty.
& His Economic Illiteracy
Trudeau's economic policy was a disaster. Small wonder, since he adored
the Fabian socialist ideas of Harold Laski.
Let us list the economic results under Trudeau:
-The national debt rose 1,100% under Trudeau, from $18 billion when
Trudeau took office in 1968, to a debt that stood at $200
in 1984. If comparisons to the U.S. and their deficit spending are
made, the comparison should also take into the account that the U.S.
wasted billions of dollars in VietNam. Canada did not. Trudeau's
economic illiteracy combatted this by raising taxes and spending.
-Trudeau oversaw the worst peacetime inflation in Canadian history.
$100 of goods in 1968, when Trudeau took office, would cost $324.09 in
1984, when he left office. That represents an annualized inflation rate
of 7.63%. Trudeau's economic policy focused on the effect, rather than
the cause, of inflation. He legislated wage and price controls. Not
only is this a terrible policy from the standpoint of individual rights
(since it denies the liberty of contract), but it is terrible economic
policy. It destroys the signals that prices send to the economy. For
example, the wage rates are high in Alberta ($25/hr to deliver pizzas
in Calgary right now) because there is an excess of demand relative to
the supply of labor. Then again, if Trudeau couldn't see the oceans of
blood spilled by Stalin as his economic mentor Laski couldn't, why
would we expect for him to see the effects of supply and demand?
-Unemployment nearly tripled under Trudeau, from just over 4% to
peaking at around 12% to falling just above 11% before Trudeau exited.
Trudeau's response? He raised unemployment benefits, which decreased
the incentive to find work; increased taxes and regulations, which
decresed the incentives to create jobs; gave greater power to the
unions, which increased the stickiness of wage rate changes. The result
was that Canadian unemployment rates significantly diverged from U.S.
unemployment rates, based largely on Trudeauvian policies.
-Economic growth struggled in Canada under Trudeau. This is a
combination of Trudeau's statist expansion of the government into the
economy and his protectionist bent. His protectionist policies not only
included the F.I.R.A., which killed investment into the energy industry
in Alberta, but also included the adherence to the status quo
favoritism given to Eastern manufacturers. A most famous example of
Trudeau expanding the state into economy has to be the National Energy
Program. The National Energy Program controled free market prices,
which caused the energy industry to be devastated in Alberta. The
economic growth in Alberta was destroyed. Albertan homeowners defaulted
en masse as they became unemployed and the value of their homes
decreased - all thanks to Trudeau and his N.E.P.
Trudeau was an economic illiterate. His policies saw debt and taxes
rise, inflation rise, unemployment rise and economic growth falter;
these results were the logical consequence of his illogical ideas.
Trudeau was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and evolved from
spoiled child to professional student to world traveler on his father's
dime. His spoiled childhood consisted of being driven to school by a
chaffeur, and starting a childhood club with the moniker "Les Snobs." Before
he became involved in federal politics, his career
consistented of remaining separated from reality by working as an
associate professor and working for labor unions in Quebec.
As Colby Cosh succintly and poignantly states:
"[M]aybe someone can explain to me what Trudeau's "successful career"
outside of politics consisted of. As I understand it, he spent a lot of
time swanning about the world on his father's chequebook, then
eventually started doing legal and administrative work for Quebec
labour unions.... in Quebec, labour unions are political institutions."
Let's not pretend that Trudeau was a self-made man that
rose from the ashes of poverty. Unlike a Bill Clinton, he was born into
wealth, and was raised utilizing his family's wealth. It is unarguable
that that was his family's privilege. It is arguable whether this
affected Trudeau in many ways, such as being connected to any sort of
economic reality, or perhaps being an elitist.
Trudeau's understanding of economics is treated above. Was he an
elitist? Undoubtedly. He was part of a childhood group called "Les
Snobs." His political style consisted of avoiding the distasteful task
of building consensus, but rather imposing his will on the public. He
had no problem acting like a modern day Marie Antoinette, giving the
finger to protesting masses while sitting in his private luxury rail
car. His treatment of Alberta is entirely consistent with Trudeau's
elitism - in this case, central Canada being the elite master. So was
his execution of the official bilingualism, with French
speakers granted a heightened status by fiat in any quest to
become a civil servant. Trudeau mocked Lougheed by saying he "revealed
his own ignorance" by not understanding how to market energy. Fact is,
the Alberta economic flourished under Lougheed (until Trudeau
intervened) and the Canadian economy struggled under Trudeau. Trudeau's
attitude is nothing more than elitist claptrap. Perhaps the Kool-Aid
drinking zombies West of Manitoba wouldn't be so hypnotized if they
were talked down to as Albertans were.
& the Charter of Rights
Trudeau is usually regarded as a great protector of individual rights.
Nothing could be further from the truth. First, consider his imposition
of martial law. Military rule is not what protectors of liberty and
rights impose on their citizens.
Second, consider the company he kept: dictators. Trudeau cozied up to
killers like Mao and Castro. Friendship with totalitarian dictators
like Mao, Castro, Mugabe or Brezhnev is not consistent with defending
the rights of citizens. Someone dedicated to preserving the rights of
citizens would likely not ride around on his motorcycle dressed as a
German soldier during
World War II. Trudeau did, according to Mordecai Richler,
and did so in Jewish
Trudeau's "achievements" also included policies noted above such as the
National Energy Program and Wage & Price Controls. At the
those programs is that the individual's freedom to trade voluntarily is
denied. That is the exact opposite of protecting rights. In fact,
several countries' constitutions protect voluntary trade between their
citizens. Trudeau had no problems consistently abridging these rights.
Trudeau is given credit for liberalizing divorce laws and legalizing
homosexuality. Note that this was done with Pearson as Prime Minister,
so it was not Trudeau who was ultimately responsible for this policy. I
have no problems with either action. Liberalizing divorce laws may or
may not protect rights, depending on how it deals with contracts and
the mutual consent of both parties.
consensual act between two adults is a good thing, and is consistent
with protecting rights. However, why wasn't Trudeau consistent with his
rationale? "The state has no
business in the
bedrooms of the nation” is an absolutely accurate quote. But
if I wish to watch American television in my bedroom before retiring to
bed? Trudeau limited our rights to do that. What if I wish to read
non-Canadian magazines in my bedroom before reitring? Trudeau limited
our rights to do that. What if I operate my home business from a desk
in my bedroom? Trudeau limited our rights to do that. Trudeau simply
favored a few rights, and ignored countless others.
What about the Charter of Rights? Again, it protects some rights, and
does so inconsistently. But what it clearly does is expand the power of
the judiciary, and give privileges to some groups at the expense of
individual rights. The Charter of Rights does not protect the rights of
Canadians. For example:
1. There are no property rights enshrined in the Constitution. This
obvious omission made it possible to deprive citizens of their property
without due process of law. This is a right that Americans have
enshrined in their Consitution. Canadians have to rely on the common
law to protect this right, and it can be negated by statute. Albertans,
however, have legislation that protects property rights, but those
rights are still subject to being dominated by the federal government.
2. The entire
Constitution does not
recognize rights of citizens and thusly lists limits on the
government's power to infringe upon those rights. Rather, it grants permissions -
"rights" that only exist because the government allows them. This is
not a document that protects rights.
3. The preamble to the Charter
of Rights and
Freedoms infringes upon religious freedoms, namely by basing the
Charter on the principle of the supremacy of God. Quite frankly, that
is offensive as hell to 1/4 of Albertans who aren't religious. It is
not consistent with the freedom to worship, which includes the liberty
to not believe, as well as the right to believe in many gods.
4. The Charter of Rights limits rights subject to "limits prescribed by
law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society."
The raison d'etre for a Constitution or bill of rights is to limit the
power of legislation. Legislation does not limit the rights in a
Constitution. This clause simply opens up holes by which rights and
liberties can be limited.
5. Mobility rights are limited by various laws that justify the
transfer wealth to one group. Without this clause, the transfer
payments that keep Alberta's labor force without adequate supplies of
labor, while keeping other locales with much higher unemployment rates,
might not be sustained. In any event, the rights of individuals are
suborndinated to the interests of the collective.
6. Equality rights defend the concept except....when laws, programs or
activities decide that people should not be treated as equal, and they
can be treated unequally before the law based on race, national or
ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability.
Welcome to Canada, where you're equal, unless you aren't. This is a
racist, sexist clause that simply favors some groups at the expense of
The Notwithstanding Clause is usually interpreted as something that
gives the government the power to avoid certain legislation that
expands rights. Given the nature of this document that does not protect
rights, the Notwithstanding Clause can actually serve to protect
rights. It simply depends on how it is enforced. Ideally, the
Notwithstanding Clause could be used to renew federalism by limiting
the power of the central government in favor of the regional
governments. Unfortunately, that wasn't how it was written.
Let's not pretend that Trudeau was the great defender of rights because
of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He repatriated the Constitution
in order to get a legacy. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms does not
protect rights and liberties.
Effect on Unity
is usually regarded as being a great Canadian patriot who kept Canada
together. Let's examine the actual facts:
-The War Measures Act, while initially reducing membership in the Parti
Quebecois, contributed to the Parti Quebecois rising from 7 seats prior
to martial law to becoming the Official Opposition in 1973 to becoming
the governing party in Quebec in 1976.
-Not getting Quebec's signature on the repatriation of the Constitution
gives Quebec sovereigntists a pretext for claiming to be not part of
-Increased centralization and abusive policies have isolated Alberta,
Quebec, and to a lesser extent, the West.
-The costly imposition of Official Bilingualism has served to divide
English and French Canada.
-The National Energy Program inspired the first secessionist MLA to be
elected in Alberta, Gordon Kesler. It also caused the W.C.C. to gain
over 11% of the popular vote
I fail to see how Trudeau benefitted unity. However, from my
secessionist perspective, this is a good thing.
Superficial or Cult of Personality?
Trudeau's initial popularity was based upon many superficial traits.
Though some claim their excitement was based upon Trudeau's
liberalizing divorce laws or legalizing homosexuality, these are not
issues that generate fervor that Trudeaumania generated. I don't see
women throwing their panties at Simon Wiesenthal.
Trudeau's lemming-like following was based on the superficialties of
fashion, physical attraction and Trudeau's attitude. Trudeau had an
appeal because he wore a rose on his lapel and would wear sandals in
the House of Commons. What is more superficial than that? Perhaps that
the balding, middle-aged, wiry Trudeau was somehow considered
attractive? That's certainly superficial. But let us consider the
facts: he was balding and middle-aged. I don't believe that is the
usual standard of attractiveness for men. That's why the inclination
has to be that Trudeaumania wasn't based on anything more than a cult
Trudeau's personality was a combination of arrogance, a conformist's
faux rebellions and simple immaturity. I have no respect for the
monarchy, but pirouhetting behind the Queen was simply childish. It was
not playful, it was immature. Yet for all the glitz, Trudeau followed
all dictums and traditions in order to repatriate the Constitution and
took few concrete steps to eliminate the monarcy. Rebellion? Hardly.
Wearing sandals in the House of Commons? Rebellious? It's simply a
piece of clothing - Trudeau's action is no different than teenaged
followers whose conformity is revealed by wearing loose jeans around
Unfortunately for Canadians, and especially Albertans, a pop culture
phenomenon that should have lasted 15 minutes lingered for 15 years.
Ripping Albertans Off After Death
The Trudeau Foundation quietly received $125 million from the Canadian
government to fund itself. Appropriately, the Trudeau Foundation could
not rely on private donations, but needed to rely on taxation. In
death, Trudeau's ideas need to be forced on Canada's citizens, just as
was the case during his life.
is the announcement by the Canadian government. Note
that $125,000,000 is designed to fund up to 100 doctoral and
post-doctoral students. Once again, the lack of even the most
knowledge is the
characteristic of a Trudeauvian institution. Financial
overcapitalization will not make up for the intellectual
undercapitalization of this institution nor its namesake.
Trudeau was simply a terrible leader. He had
respect for individual rights and freedoms. This is evident in his
lifelong admiration of dictators, his imposition of military rule in
Canada, his political philosophy and his repatriation of the
Constitution. His arrogance and immaturity served as the basis for his
popularity, rather than any meritous achievements. His actions and
policies were deleterious, harming not only Albertans but also
Canadians. His actions will eventually lead to the breakup of Canada.
Ironically, Trudeau gets credit for holding Canada together, but he
should get credit for helping to break it apart.
As Senator Link Byfield states:
"As far as I
been able to tell, Pierre Trudeau had three assets: cleverness, style
and nerve. In short, he was an actor. He could act like an
intellectual, or a lover, or a statesman, or a brawler, and a huge
audience followed along, relishing his every word, gesture and hat. In
this sense, he was "great." It was this quality that captivated such
mask, however, he was moody, inconsistent, glib, arrogant and shallow."