Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian Deputy PM, Verbally Abused in Alberta
As she walked to her elevator, a man bombard her with adjectives such as “traitor,” “fucking bitch,” and more.
Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Prime Minister, condemned verbal attacks on Chrystia Freeland, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Finance Minister. Trudeau described the attacks as “extremely disturbing harassment” and continued to say that it is not an isolated incident.
"We are seeing increasingly people in public life and people in positions of responsibility, particularly women, racialized Canadians, people of minority or different community groups, being targeted almost because of the increasing strength of your voices.
We are seeing a backlash... We have to ask ourselves what kind of country we are, what kind of country we want to be."
Justin Trudeau said as he addressed the situation.
A video has surfaced of the incident which occurred on Friday. A man yells to Chrystia Freeland as she approached her elevator saying, "What the fuck are you doing in Alberta?" He continued to bombard her with adjectives such as “traitor,” “fucking bitch,” and more.
"What happened yesterday was wrong. Nobody, anywhere, should have to put up with threats and intimidation.”
Chrystia Freeland responded.