During last night’s town hall in Kamloops, British Columbia, Justin Trudeau was called a “liar and a weak leader” by indigenous protestors.
The comments came after the RCMP arrested 14 protestors who imposed a pipeline blockade in northern British Columbia.
The protestors set up a camp to block access to the construction site of an LNG Canada pipeline.
“What you did to the Unist’ot’en, that’s a national disgrace. This pipeline is not a collective will of our nation,” said one man, Arnie jack about the incident.
Only a few days ago Justin Trudeau was delayed from speaking by anti-pipeline protestors in Ottawa. The protests occupied the government building where Justin Trudeau was set to speak and the event had to be moved to a new venue.
At the townhall in Kamloops, Justin Trudeau fielded questions about the pipeline and climate change. The whole while, the Prime Minister was heckled and interrupted by a hostile crowd.
“You’re getting people arrested. You’re a liar and a weak leader. What do you tell your children?” said a man named Will George.
Throughout the event, Trudeau had to ask several members of the crowd to sit down and let him finish.
During his question, Arnie Jack asked the prime minister whether he had the deed for the indigenous territory.
“”Do you have a deed to Shuswap territory? Have you brought one here tonight to impose your jurisdiction on us?” he said.
“No I did not,” replied Trudeau.