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Trudeau Accuses Russia of ‘Silencing’ Media After CBC Office Shut in Tit-for-Tat Move

Samizdat – 18.05.2022

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused Russia of “silencing” media after Moscow closed the local bureau of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in retaliation for Ottawa banning TV service providers in the country from distributing RT.

“Putin’s decision to expel Canadian media from Moscow is an attempt to silence them from reporting the facts, and it is unacceptable,” Trudeau said. “Journalists must be able to work safely – free from censorship, intimidation, and interference. That is something Canada will always stand up for.”

In March, the state telecommunications commission announced that Canada is banning the transmission of Russian broadcasters RT and RT France, citing the alleged exposure of Ukrainians to hate on the basis of race or national origin. The ruling came just weeks after Trudeau asked the commission to review RT’s license in the country.

While the ruling officially put a halt to RT’s presence on Canadian airwaves, the state Russian broadcaster had been pulled from all major television packages weeks earlier.

On Wednesday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that in response to Canada’s actions, Russia is closing the CBC office and is canceling the accreditation and visas of its journalists.

Since the start of Russia’s military operation, a number of countries, including those in the European Union, have banned Russian media and introduced sanctions against journalists affiliated with the news outlets.

RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan has said Western countries always wanted go get rid of Russian media because the latter provided informative and balanced reporting, and are now using Russia’s special operation in Ukraine as an excuse to do so.

May 18, 2022 - Posted by | Progressive Hypocrite |

5 Comments »

  1. Lucky Russian! They don’t have to put up with CBC propaganda! It’s too bad Canadians aren’t so lucky!

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    Comment by papasha408 | May 18, 2022 | Reply

  2. I’d be interested in hearing what Canadians think of Trudeau these days, given that his “Golden Boy” image has been tarnished severely by his actions during the dreaded Covid19 lockdowns.

    I suspect he may have problems when it comes to a new election…….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 18, 2022 | Reply

    • In a country of intelligent people that would be the case. But, unfortunately, the Eastern Ontario and Quebec voters keep voting these imbeciles into power. Trudeau and his ilk don’t work for Canadian interests. They work for the Global Banking, Tech, and Pharmaceutical interests. Klaus Schwab of the WEF showered praise on Trudeau and half his cabinet for belonging to the WEF. Trudeau also sits at the knee of George Soros and gobbles up the man’s destructive bullshit as if he were a prophet. Canadians who have always been very sheepish are actually beginning to morph into lemmings.

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      Comment by papasha408 | May 19, 2022 | Reply

      • Is that right? I would have thought that Canadians could do better than that. Trudeau has turned into a Fascist since coming to power, and hopefully, the voters will boot his ‘ASS’ Out at the next election. Looking good gets you a long way in this world, but, if you cant perform, you’re OUT.

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | May 19, 2022 | Reply

        • He’s more of a Marxist Commisar than a Fascist. Globalism is just another form of Communism. Isn’t it ironic, that Russia shed the shackles of that repulsive ideology, and the West now, seems to be adopting its methods at high speed!

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          Comment by papasha408 | May 19, 2022 | Reply


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