[AUDIO] No pass-right to Justin Trudeau on the radio in Quebec

News 18 January, 2018
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    The prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

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    The radio stations of Quebec are known as being a hostile environment for politicians. Justin Trudeau has not had to pass-right.

    He was asked a very direct, among other things, on islamophobia, the crisis of migrants, the cannabis and the Shipyard Davie.

    Here are the responses of the canadian prime minister.

    Bouchard speaks to the FM93

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    Sylvain Bouchard (SB) : what is islamophobia to you?

    Justin Trudeau (JT) : islamophobia, the fear is unfounded, and muslims. It is a thing, you know, I was extremely touched to be here a year ago for the night after this attack terrible. To be in the street with a dozen of thousands of Quebecers who had a moment of awareness on intolerance, on the words and the speech that went a little too far. […] I look forward to returning to the 29, to be here with citizens who reflect on the work that we’ve done, but also on the work that remains to be done.

    SB : You have a bias for Islam, why people think that?

    JT : I have a bias to defend the rights of citizens and the rights of vulnerable people. And unfortunately, we see since few years, a surge of hateful acts, hate crimes against various religious communities, but in particular against the muslims. And as we have seen, unfortunately, it can lead to terrible acts that are radically changing an entire society and it should be ready to say no. We are here to defend all rights.

    SB : The burqa, it is just a garment for you?

    JT : A man who requires his wife to wear a burqa, we don’t accept it. So why one would accept that the State requires a woman not to wear?

    SB : Why a woman would it?

    JT : Why the sikh believers choose to wear a turban? Why a nun, a sister, chooses to wear the outfit grey?

    SB : The answer what is it? Because here, you ask questions.

    JT : It is through religious belief, it is by personal choice.

    SB : Cross the border, as we saw this summer on the part of Haitians, is that it is legal or not?

    JT : no it is not legal to cross a border in an unauthorized manner. But Canada is a signatory to international conventions that says : those who present themselves on our territory and claims asylum must be listen to and analyze.

    SB : let’s Talk about Donald Trump […], you’ve seen it in private. Is it the same?

    JT : Yes, it’s the same!.

    SB : Is it that it scares you?

    JT : my job is to work with him and there are points in common. Him, he wants to help his middle-class american who has been overtaken by events. To me, this is also what I try to do. I try to invest in the middle class, I try to do it in a positive way, this is not always positive.

    Jean-Simon Bui : A boxing bout with Trump?

    JT : I am a retired me!


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    Claude Bernatchez (CB) : It really is Davie? Is it going to be a tender offer for all this?

    Justin Trudeau (JT) : It is Davie who has exclusivity on the sale of these four ice-breakers, so there are some steps to follow to be in good and due form, but I think it should work well […] It is always based on the needs of the coast Guard of our armed forces and it is from there that we look at how we can best fill those needs at a price that is responsible to taxpayers.

    CB : Will you be in Quebec city on the 29th of January to the commemoration of the slaughter of the mosque?

    JT : Yes, I’ll be there. It was so touching for me to be here with a dozen of thousands of citizens following the terrible attacks of the past year. It was a moment of awareness, a moment of awakening on the danger of intolerance, and I think it is important that you remember and gather together, and I hope to see all of the politicians who were at my side a year ago, saying nice things, still there thinking about the fact that there is no place for hatred and intolerance in Quebec.

    CB : do you have a national day of remembrance against islamophobia?

    JT : It is reflection on this. It is certain that we have seen for several years an alarming increase of hate crimes against the muslim community, but we also see hate crimes against all religions. I think it is important to emphasize intolerance towards people believers. One wants to avoid the kind of backlash that we see now-when you are making actions like this because unfortunately there are still a small minority intolerant, but it is in thinking about how we will commemorate it.

    CB : Is this that one is not too tolerant, because there is a danger that the pendulum will go the other side?

    JT : I understand these concerns, but I can reassure people that our security services and our information services are taking extremely seriously their responsibilities. We are trying to follow the people who have come back to place the middle East, the fight may be with the islamic State. It never puts in danger the Canadians, it is still in the process monitor, but it is separate from this issue-intolerance towards our neighbors and members of the muslim community.

    CB : You are going to meet with Mr. Labeaume, who wants to speed up the immigration process for the workforce French, in particular, is available more quickly here […] Is that this would not be possible in some cases to speed up the process?

    JT : We are in the process of accelerated processing time (citizenship application). There is a lot of improvement in the last two years. It is that the former government was less of a priority, but at the same time, it must remember something : it has an incredible richness in Canada than the population in general are disposed favourably towards immigration and this is a wealth that must be protected and for that, he must be able to demonstrate that the people who come here is the ability to succeed, contribute, integrate. For that, it takes programs, service learning, language, and technical training of labour, then there are limits to the speed at which we can accommodate people.

    CB : What is your plan to fight tax havens?

    JT : It has invested over the last two budgets, nearly a billion dollars to go to counter tax evasion. With that one has been able to identify almost $ 25 billion that we’re starting to go searching. It ensures that the people who need to pay their taxes should pay their taxes.

    CB : there are many people who are not happy with this proposal, this law that you are studying in Ottawa now to legalize cannabis.

    JT : According to a United Nations study, out of 29 different developed countries around the world, Canada is number one in terms of use of cannabis by young people. So we have currently a problem and the cannabis for young people, this is not good. This is precisely why we are in the process of being said, if we are treating cannabis like alcohol, to require an identity card before you buy, it could reduce the easy access that young people have currently.

    CB : Except that it is in the unknown over Mr. Trudeau. Is it that it will have the effect you want or is it that, on the contrary, it will not increase the consumption, it is feared by the people?

    JT : You can look at what happened following the end of prohibition it has been many years and what has happened in other countries which have different measures, but we know that to make it more difficult to access to our young people the cannabis, the legalization and control of marijuana is going to do, it’s going to improve things. There is currently no black market for beer. The young people can not go out and buy in an alley with a bottle of beer, but they can do that for cannabis.