Left-wing activists in Canada hate free speech so much they are petitioning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban Fox News host Tucker Carlson from entering the country.
The liberal activist argument for banning Tucker from Canada is that he “promotes racism and conspiracy theories.”
Carlson will visit Calgary, Alberta, to interview province Premier Danielle Smith on Jan. 24, 2024.
The petition to Trudeau on Change.org calls Carlson “a conspiracy theorist, active supporter of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin, promoter of racism and hate monger, supporter of the January 6 insurrection, [and] supporter of the rigged 2020 US elections conspiracy.”
Activists are also angry that Carlson called former President Donald Trump “sensible and wise” and referred to the former president’s indictment as a “political purge.”
The document contained ten reasons why Trudeau should ban Tucker Carlson from Canada.
Former Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is calling on Smith to cancel her interview with Carlson.
“He is not a credible figure,” she told reporters last week.
“The fact that our premier believes it’s appropriate to normalize the things this person would say by appearing on a stage with him demonstrates a profound lack of judgment on her part,” Notley added.
She also described Carlson as an “extremist” in a social media post last week.
Smith has restated her intent to meet with extremist Tucker Carlson.— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) November 7, 2023
By appearing on stage beside a person with such hateful, harmful views, Smith shows a total disregard for the negative consequences this will have on Alberta’s reputation, and casts severe doubt on her own. pic.twitter.com/oAOlNFKOoJ
However, Smith’s office confirmed that she will attend the event with Carlson.
“The premier participates in a variety of public and private events and does interviews with dozens of reporters, broadcasters and podcasters from across the political spectrum,” press secretary Sam Blackett said in an emailed statement to the Calgary Herald.
“Obviously, she does not subscribe to every view of every interviewer or reporter she speaks with, whether that’s the CBC, the Toronto Star, or Tucker Carlson,” he continued.
“The premier aims to share Alberta’s message with as many people as possible whether they’re from Alberta, Canada, or around the world.”
Earlier this year, Carlson famously said that the United States should “liberate” Canada from Trudeau because he had turned the country into a “dictatorship.”
“Why should we stand back and let our largest trading partner, the country with which we share the longest border, and a great country — I’ve always loved Canada, because of its natural beauty, why should we let it become Cuba?” he asked.
“Like, why don’t we liberate it? We’re spending all this money to liberate Ukraine from the Russians, why are we not sending an armed force north to liberate Canada from Trudeau? And I mean it,” Carlson said.
Tucker Carlson: “We're spending all this money to liberate Ukraine from the Russians, why are we not sending an armed force north to liberate Canada from Trudeau? And, I mean it.” pic.twitter.com/21NTd8C9GI— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 26, 2023
He also referenced the Trudeau government’s crackdown on the trucker “Freedom Convoy” to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates as proof that the government was not protecting the people’s rights.
Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act in response to the protest.
The convoy’s leaders were arrested, and hundreds of Trucker’s bank accounts were frozen and their vehicles impounded.