28 Sept 2023

What Is Fresh Row Justin Trudeau Is Embroiled In; Why Muslim Association of Canada Is Protesting?

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to be getting embroiled in new controversies one after the other. First, he faced flak for claiming India's involvement in the murder of pro-Khalistan separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Now the Muslim Association of Canada (MA) has issued a statement expressing its objection to a remark by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

One Million March for Children

A large number of Canadians participated in the 'One Million March for Children' on September 20. There were a large number of Muslim participants.

These people were opposing the gender ideology that has been included in Canadian schools. The One Million March was organized by Muslim parents.

Muslim parents say that it is too early for children to study Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) in schools.

Program aims to sensitize children towards LGBTQ-2 community

The SOGI program is for schools in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. The aim of this program is to sensitize children towards the LGBTQ-2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community.

Those who oppose this program say that instead of making it mandatory, it should have been made optional so that parents could decide whether to choose it for their children or not because its content is adult.

They argue that One Million March for Children is to protect children from premature sexualization.

Teachers Union supported SOGI program

On the other hand, the Teachers Union showed its solidarity on the streets and supported SOGI program. According to Canadian media reports, New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh also came out in support of the SOGI program along with the Teachers Union in Ottawa.

On the other hand, Justin Trudeau also made a tweet related to this. But Trudeau's remark was seen as a comment that could increase polarization.

We stand openly in support of sexual minorities: Trudeau

Trudeau had said in his tweet, "I want to make one thing clear - there is no place in the country for transphobia, homophobia and biphobia. I strongly condemn the hatred and protests against them. We stand openly in support of sexual minorities and this is both legitimate and important for us."

The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) has objected to Trudeau's statement, saying that such remarks by the Prime Minister can increase the harassment of Muslim children in schools.

MAC has said that the Prime Minister's remarks are provocative and divisive. He should apologize to thousands of parents living in Canada.

Peaceful protest by concerned parents dubbed as hateful: MAC

“We strongly condemn the comments made by school boards and leaders against the recent protests,” MAC said. "It is dangerous to label a peaceful protest by concerned parents as hateful. This is against the dignity of his position. Parents should have full rights to protect the safety of their children.

Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of Canada and Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre has also supported The Muslim Association of Canada.

Retweeting the statement of The Muslim Association of Canada, Pierre Poilievre wrote, "I agree with their views. Trudeau should take it back and stop his divisive policies. They should give up their extremist agenda. Canadian parents are worried about their children."

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