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According to a 2013 biography, Pierre Trudeau described himself as a Catholic and a Communist, while on a visit to the Soviet Union. Pierre Trudeau was born into wealth. When he was younger, he was a Catholic Fascist, according to some sources. From a wealthy family, he was a fan of authoritarianism, as exemplified by his overreach during the October Crisis, where he sent troops all over Canada for an event which happened in Montreal.
His son, Justin Trudeau was born on December 25, 1971, and could have been literally Made in the USSR, if he was born early. Otherwise, his mother was already pregnant when his parents arrived in the USSR on May 17, 1971.
“Trudeau Says Pact With Soviet Affirms an Independent Policy”
By Theodore Shabad
“Special to The New York Times, May 21, 1971
MOSCOW, May 20 — Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada today described his new agreement with the Soviet Union as part of an effort to affirm Canada’s independent foreign policy in what he termed the “overpowering presence of the United States of America.” The accord, providing for regular high‐level consultations between Canada and the Soviet Union on international and bi lateral issues, was signed yes terday by Premier Aleksei N. Kosygin and Mr. Trudeau, who is on a 12‐day visit to the Soviet Union…“
“Soviet officials have indicated growing interest in improving relations with Canada, partly because of a persistent desire to weaken the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and also because of Canada’s interest in developing her mineral‐rich north, a problem she shares with the Soviet Union.” “MOSCOW PLEDGES EFFORT ON TROOPS IF WEST RESPONDS” By BERNARD GWERTZMAN MAY 19, 1971 May 19, 1971, Page 1 The New York Times Archives MOSCOW, May 18—“Premier Aleksei N. Kosygin said today that the Soviet Union would do everything possible to reach agreement on reducing forces in Europe if the Western powers “display real readiness to take practical steps in this direction.”
“After Pierre Trudeau came to power in Canada, Canadian policy changed dramatically. Trudeau was more sympathetic to socialist nations than other heads of government. Trudeau wanted to lessen Canada’s reliance on the United States by forging closer ties with other countries and breaking out of the Cold War straitjacket. During a trip to the Soviet Union in 1971, he identified the United States as a bigger threat to Canada than the remote Soviet Union. The Americans, he said, are “a danger to our national identity from a cultural, economic and perhaps even military point of view.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada–Soviet_Union_relations
Trudeau started pushing for ties with China from his arrival in office:
“Canada pressed the initiative from the moment Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau came to office three years ago. ‘We were in the vanguard of Western Hemisphere nations to press negotiations,’ one official said. ‘Our relations with China are more advanced than yours.” See: “CANADIANS EAGER TO USE CHINA TIES” By Jay Walz Special to The New York Times Aug. 1, 1971 https://web.archive.org/web/20220128152854/https://www.nytimes.com/1971/08/01/archives/canadians-eager-to-use-china-ties-seek-to-capitalize-on-their.html
“Back in the summer of 2006, Pierre Trudeau’s youngest son, Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau wrote a fawning happy 80th birthday column in the Toronto Star in praise of then Cuban dictator Fidel Castro…. Trudeau then fondly recalled his late brother, Michel, who when they were young kids complained to their mother that he had fewer friends than his brothers. Margaret Trudeau replied that unlike his brothers, Michel “had the greatest friend of all: he had Fidel…
Bob Plamondon, author of a 2013 biography of Pierre Trudeau recounts how Trudeau the Elder visited the Soviet Union in 1952 to discuss economics, this accompanied by four Canadian communists. “It was there that he remarked to the wife of U.S. chargé d’affaires that he was a communist and a Catholic and was in Moscow to criticize the U.S. and praise the Soviet Union,” Plamondon writes….
Trudeau’s Chinese government 1960 visit was one of many where wilful blindness was routine—and accompanied by a belief that centrally planned economies were efficient and effective…
Justin has continued in that tradition in his own political life, with his fawning Castro comments and his weird China-worship”.
See: “The Trudeau family’s love of tyrants: Political blind spots are inevitable when you have warm thoughts for oppressors” By Mark Milke February 28, 2018 https://web.archive.org/web/20220127225223/https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/im-reasonably-sure-i-need-less-celine-and-more-stompin-tom/
The UK was the first to offer recognition to the Russian Revolution-USSR https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Soviet_Trade_Agreement
Photo of PM. Trudeau and his wife in the USSR: https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/canadian-author-actress-photographer-and-activist-margaret-news-photo/1249007042
Did Justin meet Mao?
“Pierre Trudeau has been to China twice before, but the third time it’s as prime minister. Canada and China have recently established diplomatic ties, and Trudeau is hoping to secure access to the Chinese market for Canadian business. On a 1973 tour that includes such highlights as the Great Wall and martial-arts displays, Trudeau gets a last-minute invitation: a visit with Chairman Mao. This CBC-TV clip includes a segment about the meeting from Chinese TV.” https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/trudeau-goes-to-china
“Trudeau believed in a state-led economy, and the longer he lasted in office, the more statist he became…
Pierre Trudeau opted not to serve in World War II, although of age and in good health. He traveled to Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union to participate in regime-sponsored propaganda activities. He wrote in praise of Mao’s murderous regime in China. Trudeau lavishly admired Fidel Castro, Julius Nyere, and other Third World dictators.
The Soviet dissident Andrei Amalrik scathingly recalled Trudeau’s 1971 prime ministerial visit: Trudeau visited the Siberian city of Norilsk and lamented that Canada had never succeeded in building so large a city so far north – unaware, or unconcerned, that Norilsk had been built by slave labor….
It’s telling I think that Trudeau came to the edge of endorsing the communist coup against Solidarity in Poland in December 1981.
Hours after the coup, Pierre Trudeau said: ‘If martial law is a way to avoid civil war and Soviet intervention, then I cannot say it is all bad.’ He added ‘Hopefully the military regime will be able to keep Solidarity from excessive demands.” “David Frum: The disastrous legacy of Pierre Trudeau” By David Frum, March 23, 2011, National Post https://archive.fo/EemKf
“In 1971, three years after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, with the Gulag still in place, and the regime torturing dissidents in psychiatric hospitals. Trudeau made a pilgrimage to the USSR. There he pronounced the United States, Canada’s closest NATO ally, “a danger to our national identity.”https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/trudeaus-china-syndrome-lloyd-billingsley/
“Bob Plamondon: The Kremlin’s interpreter
A new book on Pierre Trudeau’s life recounts his cozy relationship with the world’s most brutal dictatorships”, National Post, June 21 2013
Excerpt: “At the age of 32, Pierre Trudeau accepted an invitation from the Soviet government to attend a 1952 propaganda conference with an “economic agenda.” The other five members of the Canadian delegation included prominent members of the Communist Party of Canada. It was there that he remarked to the wife of U.S. chargé d’affaires that he was a communist and a Catholic and was in Moscow to criticize the U.S. and praise the Soviet Union. The U.S. State Department assessed Trudeau’s allegiances, noting that he evinced “an infantile desire to shock.” Canadian diplomats assured the Americans that Trudeau did not possess much common sense…
Also in 1960 Trudeau set out from Florida in a canoe in an unsuccessful attempt to paddle to Cuba. Thousands of Cubans attempting to flee the island dictatorship would later die sailing in the opposite direction. After making it to Cuba in 1964 Trudeau remarked to a friend, “When you see mass rallies with Fidel Castro speaking for 90 minutes in 100 degree heat you wonder what is the need for elections.”…
Such was Trudeau’s assessment of communism, and his variable commitment to democracy. After becoming prime minister, Trudeau rekindled whatever feelings of affection he had for these three communist regimes.
When visiting the Soviet Union in May 1971, Trudeau gained favour by reminding them that he had reduced Canadian troops in Europe by 50%. When he cut our NATO commitment he told our somewhat distraught allies the reduction would not be noticed by the Soviets, so perhaps he felt the need to draw it to their attention.
While signing a new protocol on consultations with the Soviets, Trudeau commented that Canada had to diversify its channels of communication because of the overpowering presence of the United States, which was a danger to our national identity “from a cultural, economic and perhaps military point of view.” https://archive.fo/0h9y3