The mounting political pressure on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is showing his true colours for Canadians, one prominent Indigenous leader says.
In an interview with the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said the allegations of attempted political interference at the heart of the SNC-Lavalin scandal and the resulting outcry over the affair are likely linked with Trudeau’s “smug” response to Indigenous protesters at a Liberal donor party last week, for which he was forced to apologize the next day.
“Now that he’s under tremendous pressure from the Jody Wilson-Raybould/SNC-Lavalin issue, Mr. Trudeau is really revealing himself to be who he really is, which is a very self-centred, conceited, arrogant individual and I think that was demonstrated with his very smug, mean-spirited response to the Grassy Narrows demonstrators,” said Phillips, who is also president of the B.C. Union of Indian Chiefs.
“He’s such an arrogant individual. It’s very disturbing and very disappointing.”