Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is again under fire for comments made at a Friday town hall in Nanaimo, B.C. when he told a woman to stop using the word “mankind.”
Trudeau suggested she say “people-kind” instead, as if everyone said it that way.
The Toronto Sun called it a gaffe that “is no joke.”
The woman was at the town hall to quiz Trudeau about his stubborn insistence that pro-life groups seeking funding from Canada Summer Jobs say they will support the federal government’s abortion policies.
“So, that’s why we came here today to ask you, to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislation so that it can also be changed because maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind,” said the woman.
Trudeau quickly interjected, saying “we like to say ‘people-kind,’ not necessarily mankind.”
Trudeau also talked about his “rehabilitation” program for returning ISIS terrorists, saying they were just like the “Italian families [who] settled in Montreal in the postwar years.”
Trudeau suggested just as Italians faced discrimination based on their language, religion and dress — so ISIS fighters are subject to the same prejudices.
Trudeau has angered people of all political stripes with his town hall meetings. Environmental extremists heckled Trudeau at his Nanaimo appearance, frustrating the prime minister to the point where he had the noisy protesters ejected from the meeting.