March 09, 2015

Trudeau Equates Conservative Immigration Policies with Anti-Semitic Policies of ‘30s and ‘40s.

Marissa SemkiwArchive

In 1939, the MS St. Louis was turned away from Canada. Nine hundred and fifteen Jewish refugees were sent back to Europe to face the horrors of Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps.

This is a stain on our nation’s history. A time when the popular thought on Jewish immigration to Canada was “none is too many.” 

Luckily, since that horrendous decision, Canada has become a welcoming mat for those who face persecution and genocide elsewhere. The way we are today will never make up for the sins of the past. But we can all be proud of what our nation has become.

Almost all of us…

In a speech Monday night, Justin Trudeau inexplicably compared the Conservative government’s policies with the anti-Semitic immigration policies of the 1930s and ‘40s.

“So we should all shudder to hear the same rhetoric that led to a ‘none is too many’ immigration policy toward Jews in the ’30s and ’40s being used today, to raise fears against Muslims today,” Trudeau said.

What Trudeau is referring to is the Conservatives’ policy to ban the face-obscuring niqab during citizenship ceremonies. One could legitimately oppose the Harper government’s decision to force all new citizens to show their face at citizenship ceremonies.  Although many Canadians, and in fact many Muslims, will agree with the government’s decision on this, it is possible to have a legitimate grievance with it. Justin Trudeau’s hyperbole, and his comparing something that is quite legitimate to the fate that awaited those 915 refugees as they returned to Europe, is simply beyond the pale.

Be it jokes about hockey when talking about the invasion of Ukraine, to whipping out our CF-18s, tonight Canadians once again got to see why the Leader of the Third Party is not ready for primetime, or more importantly, to represent Canada abroad.

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commented 2016-02-14 18:28:12 -0500
It was a Liberal, Mackenzie King, that returned the Jews in 1939. Trudeau is ignorant of world history and about the nature and history of Islam. Jews in 1939 were not a domestic threat in any country. Today we are facing an Islamic invasion of the West by a religion that hates our values and would force us to accept Islam once they have the numbers. There is chaos in Europe where they have let the Muslims in. Trudeau’s ignorance and naivety make him dangerous to our culture, our religion and to the future of Canada. Vote him out!
commented 2016-02-14 18:28:12 -0500
It was a Liberal, Mackenzie King, that returned the Jews in 1939. Trudeau is ignorant of world history and about the nature and history of Islam. Jews in 1939 were not a domestic threat in any country. Today we are facing an Islamic invasion of the West by a religion that hates our values and would force us to accept Islam once they have the numbers. There is chaos in Europe where they have let the Muslims in. Trudeau’s ignorance and naivety make him dangerous to our culture, our religion and to the future of Canada. Vote him out!
commented 2015-05-01 17:26:12 -0400
You have to scratch your head in disbelief at ignoramus, clueless bozos like JT.
He knows nothing and boy does it show. Sadly, most of his generation are little better being raised under the despicable secular humanist Canadian version of Dumbing Us Down.
commented 2015-04-27 22:47:54 -0400
Mackenzie King, a Liberal, was PM when the St. Louis was turned back.
commented 2015-04-23 09:56:28 -0400
Gee, Trudeau to latest Mime priminister since Mulroney.
commented 2015-04-19 11:04:46 -0400
Anti-immigration, the Onmibus fiasco, and now Bill C-51: Let’s face it, Harper’s basing all of his political directives on Machiavelli’s “The Prince.”
commented 2015-03-17 13:34:05 -0400
Oh come now you Orcaphobic Hobbits….let’s celebrate a little diversity here in the Shire.
commented 2015-03-11 00:42:53 -0400
I can hardly wait for the election debates ;.Micro brained – Trudeau up against Harper will be like watching a normal person debate politics with a mentally retarded person. Sad but hilarious and extremely entertaining. Break out the beer and popcorn folks.!!!!!
commented 2015-03-11 00:27:14 -0400
He’s not smart enough to try and get Muslim votes by political pandering. He’s just plain ignorant . A micro brain.
commented 2015-03-10 18:20:52 -0400
Trudeau would turn Canada into a festering country of unrest ushering in sharia law faster than any other country has ever seen if he were to be the next PM. And if this were the case Canadian citizens would have to have the smiley faced liberal impeached immediately on grounds of treason.
commented 2015-03-10 17:49:03 -0400
The historical ignorance, especially for someone who lists his main credit is as a Teacher, is astounding. However to point out the latent anti-semitism of his political party is either foolish or a diabolical attempt to curry favour with Canada’s Muslim population.
If this is a plot, similar to The Liberal Party’s Government in Ontario to pander for votes, the Ontario Group of Liberal Politicos went way past pandering to outright purchasing of votes with Tax Payer Funds, the Leader of the Federal Liberal Party plot will fail. The Canadian Muslim communities have the same loathing for the Middle-East Terrorists falsely claiming Islam as do the rest Canada’s communities.
commented 2015-03-10 15:53:45 -0400
Meanwhile, the “Would-Be-King” gets all the free publicity he wants from the mainstream media.
commented 2015-03-10 14:32:19 -0400
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Marissa for having the intestinal fortitude and commitment to actual journalism to cover Trudeau repeatedly. It must be akin to intellectual self flagellation! I hope that when this is all over in October, you are not suffering from PTSD (post Trudeau stress syndrom). Looking forward to further excellent reporting.
commented 2015-03-10 13:33:30 -0400
First this happened under Mackenzie King liberal leadership , second the catholic church was involved in the setting of workers union like in the state . That church had anti-semitic philosophy. When the Ms- St-Louis came the influence of the church on Canadians especially in Quebec forced the Government at the time to send them back in Germany.They did the same in U S A under the same influence. Trudeau used the Ms-St-Louis incident to manipulate is audience which is already anti-catholic equating it with Mr. Harper believes and political stand. Mr. Harper is the one who stood up as an Allied with Israel. Trudeau defend Islam, ISIS, Muslims , keeping in line with U N policies. Trudeau claimed that he is a Catholic and Mr Harper say that he is a Christian. It must be a difference there ?
In June 1939 Canada, along with Cuba and the United States, refused to allow entry for the 900 Jewish refugees aboard the passenger ship MS St. Louis.67 It has also been charged that in the years between the fall of Napoleon and the rise of Hitler the Roman Catholic Church, which sometimes subscribed to the idea of Jewish racial identity and sometimes denied it, not only failed to condemn European anti-Semitism, but actually contributed to it. Jewish reaction to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism in its many forms found political expression in Zionism . In 2005 the catholic church asked forgiveness to the Jews , for what they have done.

Mackenzie King .
He led the Liberal party for 29 years, and established Canada’s international reputation as a middle power fully (committed to world order).In his goals of (keeping the country united) and asserting Canada’s( role as an independent nation), he succeeded admirably. It is largely because of his government’s record during the war that he is regarded as one of Canada’s great prime ministers.

Committed( to world order) not new world order , asserting Canada’s role as an( independent Nation ) now U N legislate for us . Mr.Harper stood like he was representing an independent Canadian nation for the benefit of Canadians and world order not waiting for the U S or U N to act as it suppose to be. Trying to keep our country united even if in its core a movement of deconstruction and twisting historical facts is blooming toward the destruction of Canada . Trudeau philosophy is similar to Obama in the U S and it is not from today! just go in classes and listen which concepts are use to mold the student minds .
commented 2015-03-10 13:29:07 -0400
With comments like that, trudeau again proves that he is not ready for grade school let alone the office of the PM! It is difficult to accept that liberals actually follow this guy! If this is the true face and intellect of Canadian liberalism, it’s future is in doubt!
commented 2015-03-10 12:17:14 -0400
Good Luck getting the main stream media, to hold him to account for this ridiculus statement!
commented 2015-03-10 12:02:33 -0400
Obviously it is GAME ON for the treasonous Trudeau and his back Room Gang that has migrated from ruining Ontario to trying now to usurp Power on the Federal Level to do the same. Last night it was again clear evidence that they will Stoop to the Lowest form of politics and bring back a horrendous past memory of Canadian History and tag it with a Harper Moniker. Most people will see right through this, but the Shiny one will gain much traction in the “cloaked community” of muslims that will eat every word of the Pandering Pontifictions . If he claims that Harper is playing the Politics of Fear and Divisiveness I would ask him to look in the Mirror as his comments last night were another clear indication that the Mouth Speaks but the Head doth not know what it says, he has a war room of People for that. Governing is about making Choices, Justin is using his 15 months of Fame to show us all that not only is he not ready for prime time, but we should ALL shudder when he equates Hitler to Harper, that was just one more reason not to Vote Liberal, and i don;t think you will see him being invited to too many Synogogues in the next 9 months, that is for sure, you have made your Bed Justin , Again, but to use the Hitler is Harper card is deplorable even for the Liberal War room. NO Wonder Warren Kinsella has turned tail and has run form the BIG RED TENT.
commented 2015-03-10 11:56:18 -0400
Anonymous – “he is going to say whatever he can say to get elected. He is going to say what the audience wants to hear”
Do you really think he believes this is what Canadians want to hear and this will get him elected? If so, then he couldn’t be further out of touch. His own province of Quebec is strongly opposed to muslims. How can he not know that? Informed people know what’s happening in Europe because of muslims and they won’t have it here.
commented 2015-03-10 11:52:55 -0400
hay Valerie the rebel is doing better then we thought alo of people from the states are crowd funding this site besides Canadian. and as for this article marrissa simkew is rite on about this he is not ready. infact he is an anti sematic person who seems to want to hate the jews. but love the radicals.
commented 2015-03-10 11:51:04 -0400
why is it that everytime I want to share this it says there are to many words on twitter can’t they make it less words to twitter this out.
commented 2015-03-10 11:44:00 -0400
So Trudeau wants us to turn away Jews – some of the smartest, most hard-working people on the planet – and accept masses of muslims who don’t know how to work, promote violence against us, won’t obey our laws and won’t integrate.
Perhaps he isn’t aware that in 1939, the Prime Minister of Canada was William Lyon Mackenzie King, A LIBERAL, who, besides turning away Jews, also created the CBC.
Such a wise man as this should be ruling nothing but an ant colony, and even the ants would drive him out. There’s no way the CBC can support him without looking like fools.
commented 2015-03-10 11:42:02 -0400
Coming from the mosque hoping anti simetic himself. What a hypocrite. Kathie, I’m thinking Trudeau will do everything in his power to make sure the debates never happen. It would be political suicide for the terrorist loving anti simetic.
commented 2015-03-10 11:14:23 -0400
Keep it up Justin and someone will soon be able to write a ‘’best seller’’ containing all your idiotic comments. I can hardly wait for the 2015 pre-election debates.
commented 2015-03-10 10:48:49 -0400
James, you were right to remind those non-Canadians that have no grasp of Canadian politics that it was the Lieberal Government that authorized the turning back of the ship… not the Conservatives. Prime Minister Harper is just trying to make sure those coming into this country are readily identifiable an if that is an issue, I have serious reservations about letting the person in and Trudeau’s intellect. If there has ever been a time in Canadian history when we must tighten down immigration, protect our borders and criminally charge offenders, it is now as our way of life is threatened by muslims and as such, vigilant is the watchword and quoting form our National anthem " Stand on Guard" against all forms of terrorism! As to the CBC, it is an anachronism, to be sold off and the Leftist Socialists can try to find jobs in some other country. The 1 Billion dollars it receives from the Federal Government can be better spent on Defense and Immigration.
commented 2015-03-10 10:46:39 -0400
Trudeau’s comparison makes zero sense and has zero correlation with Canada’s immigration policies today . The guy is a micro-brained mommy’s boy that is still all wet and has no concept of world affairs.
commented 2015-03-10 10:44:17 -0400
It was a liberal federal government who presided over the war years …. 1935 to 1948 … our favorite Astrology loving PM …. yeah … spoke to dead people as only a Liberal can.

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Liberal Party of Canada) is the longest serving Prime Minister in Canadian history having served three terms in office from December 29, 1921, to June 28, 1926, from September 25, 1926, to August 7, 1930, and from October 23, 1935, to November 15, 1948.
commented 2015-03-10 10:41:27 -0400
Trudeau comes from a family not unlike obama where ideologue and reason were either misguided or patently devious! I am deeply saddened to be reminded of the stupidity of rejecting these Jews… but in the face of muslim terrorism all over the world, including here at home, Trudeau’s comment is as stupid and blind as his father was to open multiculturalism up in the first place! Immigrants that come to Canada with the hope of building a future, of blending into our fabric are welcome with open arms, but muslims who come and are vocal about rights they do not have, nor will they ever have here, should learn to either become Canadian or leave. We do not abide with your muslim law, culture or hate/fear and subjugation of women and/or children and your patent disrespect for both Jew and Christians. This is not Europe, and we will not be bullied into accepting your stone age cult so please, Trudeau and any other person reading.. We are Canadian, yes with warts, but we allow both Jew and Christian to live in peace and harmony and to compare todays scourge of islam in any way to the past is simply disingenuous and patently false.
commented 2015-03-10 10:39:48 -0400
Justin Clouseau is our Joe Biden.
commented 2015-03-10 10:02:26 -0400
Apparently one does not have to take any history classes to graduate and become a drama teacher. Le Bebe obviously has no idea what he is talking about and neither do the tens of millions who grovel at his feet.
commented 2015-03-10 09:56:06 -0400
Sure would be nice to have an effective opposition, but not with this dimwit. And to think they could have had the Astronaut.