It is possibly good news for Justin Trudeau that the woman who successfully provoked him to histrionics at an event south of Montreal on Thursday may be a genuinely unpleasant person. According to fairly compelling evidence compiled by Twitter account Le Troupeau, she is a member of an anti-immigrant group calling itself the Front Patriotique du Québec.
There’s no evidence Trudeau knew about this. But it at least means there’s no immediately sympathetic victim in one of the prime minister’s more notable freakouts.
The woman demanded to know when Quebec would be reimbursed for the cost of what she called “illegal immigrants” — i.e., the unchecked and irregular flow of asylum-seekers crossing the Canada-U.S. border in recent months.