Canada has been at the forefront of pushing for radical LGBT policies — and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his recent appearance at the Group of Seven summit in Hiroshima to lecture his Italian counterpart on the issue.
Speaking to Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Trudeau said: “Obviously, Canada is concerned about some of the [positions] that Italy is taking in terms of LGBT rights. But I look forward to talking with you about that.”
Trudeau thought he was being clever. Instead, with just one look, Meloni made him an international laughing stock. pic.twitter.com/CinYVQyNf7
— Dean Skoreyko (@bcbluecon) May 20, 2023
Meloni rose to power in last year’s election on a platform that in part pushed back against the extreme gender and sexuality positions that have gained traction across much of the West in recent years.
“Yes to the natural family, no to LGBT lobbies!” she said during her successful campaign to become the nation’s first female prime minister. “Yes to sexual identity, no to gender ideology!”
More recently, Meloni has lamented the impact that leftist gender ideology has already had on women, asserting: “Today, to be a woman, it is said that it is enough to declare yourself as such; meanwhile, work is being done to erase the woman’s body, her essence, her difference.”
She called women “the first victims of gender ideology,” noting that many traditional feminists share that view.
“I have always believed that women have a great autonomous strength that must be freed from the thousand obstacles that cage it,” Meloni added. “They don’t believe they can compete with men and end up competing with each other, convinced there is a lower level to which to relegate their skills.”
Of course, Trudeau and Canada’s ruling class have a different point of view, essentially elevating the LGBT community to one deserving of special rights and privileges.
A statement from Trudeau’s office following his G7 meeting with Meloni explained: “The leaders also exchanged views on the importance of protecting and defending human rights, including the rights of 2SLGBTQI+ people. Prime Minister Meloni responded that her government is following court decisions and is not deviating from previous administrations.”
During the televised portion of their remarks, Meloni appeared disinterested in and annoyed by the lecture. She accused Trudeau of buying into “fake news” about her country’s policies and concluded that his position on the matter “doesn’t correspond to reality.”