Know the controversies that Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has been involved in so far.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has often been embroiled in controversies…

Justin Trudeau, who has served as Prime Minister of Canada since November 2015, accused Indian agencies in the Canadian Parliament of involvement in the killing of Khalistan militant Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June, a charge the Indian government later denied. And called it ‘nonsense’. This is not the first time that the Prime Minister of Canada has been embroiled in controversies, so let us read about some of the occasions when Justin Trudeau’s statements and actions have created controversies.

Important information regarding the case:

  1. When Trudeau elbowed a female MP in the chest: According to news agency Reuters, the incident became famous as ‘Albogate’. In May 2016, at one point in the House of Commons of the Canadian Parliament, Justin Trudeau felt that the opposition MPs were adopting stop-work tactics, so he went into the House to stop an MP, but at the same time he accidentally elbowed a female MP in the chest. He repeatedly apologized for the incident and also said that such a mistake would never happen again. He said – I am also a man, and I am responsible for a very stressful job, so there was a mistake.

  2. When Justin’s outfit was criticized during his visit to India: At the beginning of the year 2018 i.e. in February, Justin Trudeau visited India for eight days with his family. Meanwhile, Justin also wore colorful clothes during his meetings with Indian officials and apart from those formal meetings, the entire Trudeau family wore colorful clothes, which drew heavy criticism on social media. During the same trip, Jaspal Atwal, who was convicted in 1986 of attempting to assassinate an Indian politician visiting Canada, was invited to a function organized to welcome Justin Trudeau in New Delhi. The Canadian delegation also faced many questions regarding this invitation.

  3. Holidays were celebrated at the resort of a rich friend: The Office of the Independent Ethics Commissioner, Canada’s top watchdog that monitors every move and action in Canada, suspended Trudeau in December 2017, saying the prime minister had gone on vacation to the Aga Khan’s private island in 2016 and violated “conflict of interest” rules. Notably, the Aga Khan’s foundation was formally registered to support Trudeau and his officials in those days. After this, Trudeau promised that he would seek approval from the watchdog for his vacations in the future.

  4. A dig at the poor native woman: In March 2019, Justin Trudeau, who had made it a priority to help Canada’s marginalized poor Indigenous people, had to apologize for targeting Indigenous people. In fact, Trudeau spoke out against poverty and impoverished conditions at a Liberal Party fundraising event, and as the woman was being led away from the venue, Trudeau quipped, “Thank you for your donation…”

  5. The watchdog accused the company of helping to protect itself from lawsuits: The Office of the Independent Ethics Commissioner claimed in August 2019 that Justin Trudeau’s team violated ethics rules. According to the watchdog, the PM and his officials sought to overturn a 2018 decision by federal prosecutors to prosecute construction company SNC-Lavalin Group Inc on corruption charges. Prime Minister Trudeau accepted responsibility for this at the time, but refused to apologize, saying he was saving jobs. After the incident, Justin Trudeau became the only Canadian Prime Minister to be formally found guilty of breaching the ethics code.

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