Canada PM urges Muslims to be engaged in politics

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SHAFAQNA – Canadians from different backgrounds should get involved in politics so that “no party gets to run against Muslim Canadians or any other group,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau made the comment during a roundtable discussion with Syrian refugees, sponsors and Matt Galloway, the host of CBC Toronto’s Metro Morning, to air on Monday.

During the meeting, he encouraged family members and friends to also get involved in politics, whether on behalf of the Liberals or another party that aligns with their values.

“The other two political parties have leadership races on now. I’d like to see more Canadians of diverse backgrounds engaging with parties that line up with their convictions and ideologies to make sure that no party gets to run against Muslim Canadians or any other group of Canadians and demonize them,” Trudeau explained.

“And I think the way we do that is getting involved in the whole breadth of the political spectrum in Canada. I’m happy when people decide they are more aligned with me and my party, but they should also think about being active and aligned with parties that disagree with me on certain issues, he further said.”

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