The Two Sides of Canada | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix

The Two Sides of Canada | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj | Netflix


Here’s why I’ve come here,
Mr. Prime Minister. I will say this,
as far as major world leaders go… you’ve got significant clout. And I’m gonna be real with you.
It’s…it’s a lot of the looks. In comparison to some
of these world leaders, there are some straight uncles
walking around. We got some ugos.
They don’t carry themselves like you. A lot of them remind me
of my friends’ dads. So, I’m going to show you some photos,
we’re playing a game here. Okay. You have to tell me,
“Is this a world leader or is this my friend’s dad?” Okay. World leader or my friend’s dad? I believe that might be a world leader. That is correct. This is Ashraf Ghani,
the president of Afghanistan. -Afghanistan.
-There we go. -There we go, yep, yep.
-Yes. I’ve met him a couple of times.
He’s a thoughtful guy. Yeah, yeah, yeah. His government is currently in the midst
of a sexual harassment scandal, so… World leader or my friend’s dad? I’m going with your friend’s dad. That is correct. This is my best friend’s dad Ikbal. He has three hard-boiled eggs
every morning, and he also introduces himself
by name on every text. He says, “Hello, this is Ikbal.
I hope you’re doing well.” Here we go. World leader or my friend’s dad? I think that’s your friend’s dad. No, this is Lenín Moreno,
the president of Ecuador. Ah, there you go. When you meet Lenín, it’s gonna be
super awkward, Mr. Prime Minister. I’m just worried about
Ecuador/Canada relations now. Um, last but not least… do you have any questions for me? How are you planning on justifying
your job to your kids later? Did you talk to my dad
before this interview? Oh, thank you so much, how are you? I’m Hasan Minhaj, welcome to Patriot Act.
Thank you so much for coming out. Wow! That’s right. Tonight, we are talking about Canada. And the reason I recently met
with Prime Minister Trudeau is that Canada’s federal election
is next month. Justin Trudeau is up for re-election,
and what happens won’t just affect Canada. This election has global consequences. Canada has
a multi-party parliamentary system, which means a lot of people are coming
for the crown right now, but Trudeau’s main opposition
is the leader of the Conservative Party, Andrew Scheer, who looks like the doll
from The Conjuring, which is not a good look. I’m gonna be real. And it’s even worse when you’re going up against
the Justin Trudeau. I mean, look, this the only time
I’ve ever agreed with Ivanka. She wants him like he’s a job
she’s not qualified for… and it’s a family affair. -You guys see what happened at the G7?
-Yeah. That Trudeau magic hit Melania. She’s looking at him,
and she’s just like… “I hear you accept refugees.” By the way, Desis, we love him, too? You know what it is? He gets us. That last guy wasn’t Trudeau,
but you believed it! I saw you guys, you were like, “Aw, yeah. I guess he can sing Afghan love ballads. He’s pretty worldly.” Now, it makes sense why
the world has fawned over Trudeau. He’s not just handsome.
He’s political royalty. This dude’s dad was Prime Minister back
in the day, and it’s not fair. Canada got a Calvin Klein model
for a leader. Meanwhile, we got a dumpy sexual predator
who looks directly at solar eclipses. Now, Trudeau made it a point to have
a gender-balanced cabinet. He’s welcomed over a hundred thousand
refugees to Canada with open arms. His economic policies have helped lift more than 2% of Canada’s population
out of poverty, and most importantly, he made climate change
one of his signature issues, even calling for the Paris Agreement
to be more aggressive. He was the dream politician for the left. He’s like if the Green New Deal had piercing blue eyes
and wanted to read your poetry. You’d be like, “Yes, Justin. Read it.” So, in a country like Canada,
you would think Trudeau’s re-election would be a landslide. But you’d be wrong. Well, Canadian Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau is dealing with a growing scandal “The scandal that erupted inside his cabinet now threatens to drown the entire administration.” “Trudeau is being accused
of pressuring his former attorney general to cut a deal with a company
facing corruption charges.” “Trudeau denies any wrongdoing,
but his popularity is sliding.” “Asked which federal party leader
they believe is the most ethical, Justin Trudeau lags behind
with almost 17%.” Okay, that’s rough for Trudeau, but how does my man Jagmeet Singh
only have 6%? He has no scandals. People in Winnipeg are like,
“I don’t trust him. I don’t know why. I just can’t put my turban on it– Finger! I meant finger! I meant finger!” Now this scandal,
known as the SNC-Lavalin Affair, has been devastating for Trudeau, and the Liberals went from having
a huge lead, to being neck-and-neck with Conservatives. Here’s what happened. In 2015, the RCMP, Canada’s FBI,
charged an engineering company called SNC-Lavalin,
with corruption and fraud for allegedly bribing Libyan officials. Which included Muammar Gaddafi’s son,
Saadi Gaddafi, who looks like he’s about
to lose a Latin Grammy. Now, Libyan Carlos Santana allegedly spent
a bunch of that money on luxury yachts, ’cause when you’re rich
and you look like that, you either spend it on yachts
or you get your kids into USC. And after SNC got caught, they lobbied Trudeau’s office
to avoid criminal prosecution. And here’s where things went sideways. This February, Trudeau’s attorney general
testified that Trudeau and his staff pressured her to help SNC
avoid criminal prosecution. And when she didn’t play ball,
Trudeau demoted her, replaced her with a man and eventually
kicked her out of the party, which perfectly captures
why women are skeptical of male feminists. Right, you first meet them,
they’re wearing a pussy hat and then one girl rejects them,
and they’re like, “Women don’t belong in Ghostbusters.” Oh. And remember when Trudeau said
he didn’t do anything wrong? Well, a couple weeks ago, Canada’s ethics commissioner said,
“Yeah, you did.” Canada’s ethics watchdog has ruled
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act. “Facing a damning assessment
of his actions, the prime minister today acknowledged
mistakes were made.” I assume responsibility for everything
that happened in my office, but at the same time, I can’t apologize
for standing up for Canadian jobs. Are you serious, JT? You apologize all the time. We have the receipts. My apologies for my behavior. I completely apologize. I withdraw uh that word, uh I, and apologize. I apologize and apologize again for the comments I made. They lacked respect. I lost my temper. For that, I unreservedly apologize. Come on, man. You can’t walk into
Parliament looking like Puss in Boots. You’re like, “I’m sorry.
Now back to my cunning swordplay.” So officially… Trudeau got a yellow card for the scandal,
but politically, his approval rating
has been cut in half from 65%, to 32%, which is actually lower
than Trump’s right now. Yeah, one scandal and Canada’s like,
“Whoa. This is too much.” Meanwhile, America’s like, “He partied
with a sex-trafficking pedophile. Let’s hear the man out.” It’s weird to think of a Canadian scandal
involving corruption, bribery, and Libya. The SNC scandal doesn’t fit
with our image of Canada or Justin Trudeau. That’s why I wanted to interview him. And that’s also
what I want to talk about tonight. The two sides of Canada. Canada, much like its Prime Minister,
is a lot more complicated than you think. Take immigration. One of the things we love about Canada
is how welcoming they are to refugees. In 2018, they resettled more refugees
than any other country. And when Trump was trying to ban Muslims
from the United States, Trudeau wrote the tweet heard
around the world. “Prime Minister Trudeau
pointedly tweeted… And then he added the hastag,
#WelcomeToCanada.” Okay, that’s beautiful. But today,
that’s not exactly how the country feels. In a recent poll, 57% of Canadians said they don’t
want Canada to accept more refugees than their current levels. And in Quebec,
where a quarter of Canadians live, they recently passed a “secularism law.” “Bill 21 prevents public servants
from wearing any religious symbols like Muslim head coverings
and Sikh turbans.” Basically, it’s take off your scarf if you
want to continue and work as a teacher. And for me, this is out of the question. I’m very proud of the bill, and I think it represents values,
our values, and it’s important. Okay, Bill 21 is legalized discrimination. And Monsieur Values here is acting like
it’s only about enforcing secularism. That’s bullshit. It’s about denying people their right
to free expression. Also, Quebec,
you can’t talk about secularism when your flag kind of has a cross in it. Look, you can say it’s a tribute
to cubicles, but come on. It’s pretty Christian. By the way… I’ll be honest.
I’m just sick of this notion that Muslims are trying to push ourselves
and our beliefs on everyone all the time. It’s nonsense. We’re not trying
to convert everybody we meet. So, I had to ask Justin about it. Now, I interviewed him two days before
that ethics report came out. So he was still pretty chatty. I’ve been told that there is this place
that’s kind of like Canada’s Boston. -Mm-hmm.
-Quebec. Mm-hmm. What’s going on there? What’s going on with this secularism bill? What does this mean? Um… I disagree with it. A government shouldn’t be telling anyone
what they should or shouldn’t wear in a free society,
so I strongly disagree with that. I have been very clear
that in a free society, you cannot legitimize discrimination
against someone based on their religion. So you would say you’re accepting
all faiths and religions? I think what we accept as a country needs
to be defending minorities, -defending people’s rights.
-Accepting Christianity. -Accepting Christianity…
-Judaism. …accepting Judaism, accepting Islam,
accepting all different… why? You accept Islam as the one true faith,
the Prophet Muhammad, peace upon him,
last and final messenger? Don’t laugh at that part.
You can’t laugh at that part. I am proudly Catholic, but I have
a tremendous respect for all religions. I’ll play the long game.
We have until the day of judgment. I am Catholic. Guys, I tried. He’ll come around. Oh, I know it.Allahu Akbar
Allahu Akbar
And there are other aspects of Canada
that don’t fit our stereotypes. Take war. Canada doesn’t really do war. In fact, a Canadian prime minister
got the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for literally inventing UN peacekeeping. Something that Canadians love bragging
about through PSAs like this. If you don’t stop this, I will shoot you.
I will shoot you. Well, kill me. Okay, come on. Shoot me.
Shoot me like you shot my brother. Enough! Stop. This is not your problem,
Canadian soldier. Not your war. This is Cyprus. Our problem. I’m here as a member
of the United Nations peace force. Now, both of you, go home. That’s all it takes the end a war,
one Canadian man? You’re telling me,
we could have solved the Middle East if we just air dropped in Michael Cera? He’s like, “Guys, don’t fight. Just go on a quirky date
with your high school crush.” Now, Canada doesn’t participate directly
in most conflicts, but they make a lot of money from war. In the past decade,
they have helped armed regimes in Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, and Bahrain, but one of their biggest customers
is Saudi Arabia. “The Lav 6, meant to carry troops
and weapons into battle. And a Canadian company is selling them
to Saudi Arabia.” “Valued at $14.8 billion, the contract is the largest arms deal
in Canadian history.” Okay, to be clear, that’s $14.8 billion Canadian dollars, which are just like American dollars
minus the pictures of slave owners. Now, it’s so weird to me that this progressive peace-loving place
has a deal to sell tanks to the Saudis, especially when Trudeau’s government
has been so vocal about their brutality. They slammed the Saudis
for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and Trudeau himself condemned
the Kingdom’s human rights abuses. So, I had to ask Trudeau
about the arms deal, but I wanted to be tactful, I mean,
I’m in the guy’s office. So, I had to go in with another game. Finish this sentence. Tim Hortons is… …a Canadian Institution. Nice. Finish this sentence.
Kawhi Leonard should… …should be very proud of what
he accomplished in his time in Canada. I completely disagree. Kawhi Leonard should… never return
to Canada because he is a traitor. That’s the correct answer. People bring American sentiments onto Canadian politeness
every now and then. -Finish this sentence.
-Mm-hmm. Canada will not sell any more weapons
to Saudi Arabia period. -Mm-mm.
-I’m sorry, I messed that one up. Canada will not sell any more weapons
to Saudi Arabia, please. That’s more of a statement. That’s a… that’s a good statement.
That’s a good statement. You said nine months ago,
you guys would be examining it, and it takes three months
to study for the LSAT. So that’s a pretty good examination time. You could announce it
right here, right now. “We’re cancelling that deal.” We take our– -We got it here, go wild on camera–
-We take our legal responsibilities and the breaking of contracts
very seriously in this country. I’m telling you they watch the show. Like, they really watch the show. I don’t doubt they do.
I’m sure they’re keeping an eye on you. Okay, what does that mean? And what makes him so sure? Is it weird that he tried to schedule
our next interview in Istanbul? Now, you might be thinking, “So what?” People sell weapons to the Saudis the same way musicians work
with Chris Brown. Right? Outside they’re like, “This is bad. No!” Then his album drops,
and everyone’s on it, and you’re like, “Sufjan Stevens. You roll with Chris Brown?” But no issue more clearly shows
the two sides of Canada than its treatment of the environment. Now, when we think of Canada,
we think of pristine wilderness, mountains, rivers, pastures, and herds of Seth Rogens
in their natural habitat. I know. They’re beautiful. It’s mating season, look at them. Now, Canada sells itself
as a leader on climate change, but it also has the world’s third-largest
oil reserves, most of it in the Alberta tar sands and just like a wild Seth Rogen, tar sands oil is pretty dirty. It’s gunky, it’s mixed in with sand, and refining it causes a ton of pollution. Canada’s tar sands
are also really far north, which is why
Canada has so many pipelines. One in particular has been
at the center of a long and contentious battle. “The Trans Mountain Pipeline
expansion will see a twin pipeline follow the same route as an existing one from Edmonton to the west coast.” “The expansion would increase
the flow to 890,000 barrels per day, causing a rise in oil tanker traffic
in B.C. waters from about 60 to more than 400 per year.” The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion
is super controversial. The conservatives say
that the pipeline will create tens of thousands of jobs in Canada. They even have their own mascot. I’m very honored that I’d be able
to come here to Ottawa to contribute my say
as just an average roughneck. I’m not a guy from Calgary in a suit.
I’m a roughneck. I’m a guy who has a job in Alberta,
whose livelihood’s been threatened. Okay, they want people
to take oil workers seriously. And they thought the best way to do that
was drop a male stripper down a chimney? So… while the pro-pipeline side
is showing off Canadian Weird Al, climate activists have been fighting it
for years. And a big reason they’ve supported Trudeau
is that he has been a one-man PR team for Mother Nature. When it comes to our environment, we Canadians get it. It shouldn’t have taken this long for a Canadian government to get real about climate change. There is no country on the planet
that can walk away from the challenge and reality
of climate change. My man! That’s the Trudeau you take home
to meet your folks. I’ll introduce them to Najme and Seema. But that’s not what he said
a few months earlier to a room full of oil execs. No country would find 173 billion barrels
of oil in the ground and just leave them there. Does he think you can just do both
of those things? Because we did the math
and there’s no overlap. The point is… it’s hard to know
which Trudeau we’re gonna get. And last year, he was put to the test. After years of lawsuits and PR disasters, the company that owned
the Trans Mountain Pipeline threatened to cancel the project entirely. So Trudeau had to pick a side. Good afternoon. A bombshell announcement
from Ottawa today. The Trudeau government is
nationalizing the Trans Mountain Pipeline. “The government has announced
it will buy the pipeline for $4.5 billion.” The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is a vital strategic interest to Canada. The construction will go ahead. JT! How’d you go
from Al Gore to Rex Tillerson? His government spent $4.5 billion
to buy the pipeline, pretty much guaranteeing
that it would be built. So with all that in mind… I had to talk pipeline. Now, you’ve stepped up as a leader
on the world stage in the fight against climate change. How does the Trans Mountain Pipeline fit
into that vision? Okay, um… the alternative… to a modern pipeline is oil by rail or oil by trucks because our society
continues to need oil right now. That’s why we’re putting all the profits
from the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion into the transition
towards cleaner energy. Okay, this is where I’m not following you. You say you’re going to fight
climate change by producing more oil? No, we’re not talking about any more. We’re talking about actually
exporting it more efficiently, where we’ll actually get a better price
that will allow us to invest more in the transition. Basically, he’s saying that the pipeline
will help ship oil more efficiently, which is true. But he’s also saying that the pipeline
will not result in Canada producing more oil, which is not true. First of all, tar sands oil production
has been booming since 2006, and if new pipelines are built,
that number is projected to go up another 46% by 2035. More pipelines
almost always mean more oil. Earlier this year, Alberta forced
oil companies to produce less because there wasn’t enough
pipeline capacity and Canadian oil producers
said that they expect to produce less specifically because they didn’t have
new pipelines. But, I feel like it’s pulling
in two directions. That’s like me saying, “I’m gonna lose
weight by eating more Kit Kats.” -No. It is saying…
-And I love Kit Kats. that the only way to protect our climate
is to make sure that there is a growing economy
at the same time. And the only way
to actually grow the economy is to protect our environment
at the same time. I’m just saying what you’re describing
sounds like trying to whiten your teeth by drinking wine at every meal. No, it doesn’t. We’re not gonna be polluting more. We’re gonna be putting a price
on pollution, and we are going to move forward
in a way that a lot of people choose to make fun of by saying, “You can’t do both
at the same time.” Canadians know you can protect
the environment and grow the economy at the same time. Canadians also think you can wear denim
on top and bottom at the same time. That’s not a good enough reason. Now, look… Canada has put a price
on carbon pollution, and that’s a good thing
because it can drive down emissions, but it’s not the full story. This year, Trudeau’s taxes on carbon
went into effect, but they exempt oil and gas companies from paying taxes
on 80% of their emissions. That’d be like putting a price
on looking like an old Italian woman, but exempting Mick Jagger. He’s got the market on lock. Now on top of all of this, Canada isn’t on track at all
for its Paris climate goals. We looked at five different studies
that all confirmed this, and according
to the Canadian government’s own report, even if Canada’s most aggressive
emissions proposals were in place, they would still fail to meet Paris. Now, look, no one is doing great
on their Paris report card, but Trudeau sold himself hard
as the guy who would get it done. And the problems with the pipeline
aren’t just environmental. Trans Mountain,
which would cross tribal land, is also opposed by many
of Canada’s indigenous peoples. When Trudeau ran in 2015,
he made them a promise. Ultimately,
even though governments grant permits, only communities grant permission. Would no mean no under your government? Absolutely. That all sounds great,
but after he was elected, several indigenous communities refused
to give consent, and Trudeau said
they couldn’t veto the pipeline, which is confusing. With respect to pipelines, you said getting consent
from indigenous communities is important, but when you were asked
if consent is a veto, you said… No. “Consent isn’t a veto” sounds like
the worst Tinder bio I have ever read. You sure you want to stick with that? When we’re talking about engaging
with indigenous peoples, it is important to engage responsibly
and positively, but at the same time, to know that there are always going to be
a broad number of opinions and perspectives within that community. We need to respond in a substantive way
to their concerns, and show that we’re listening,
and working with them in real partnership. That’s what–
that’s what reconciliation looks like. I don’t think that is
what reconciliation looks like. Especially if you ask
the pipeline’s indigenous opponents. You either respect us or you don’t. They have decided to willfully violate their constitutional duties
and obligations. Why doesn’t the prime minister
just say the truth and tell the indigenous peoples that he doesn’t give a fuck
about their rights? That was an elected official
in Parliament. Can you imagine that happening
in Congress? Dick Durbin is like, “Trump you need
to back the fuck down from these tariffs, otherwise, I will punch Ted Cruz
in the egg sack. Don’t push me, McConnell.” Now, look. I understand. We all love Canada. I know it. None of you guys wanted
to hear any of this. I might as well have done
a 20-minute takedown of Tom Hanks. But there are realities about Canada
and Trudeau that we cannot ignore, but the problem is
Trudeau’s main opposition is the Conservative Party, and they’re worse on almost every issue
that I have mentioned tonight. The last time
the conservatives were in power, they cut spending on refugees, they withdrew Canada
from the Kyoto climate accords, and labeled groups like Greenpeace
violent extremists. ‘Cause we all know
that classic violent-extremist move: asking for 30 seconds of your time. Now make no mistake, Canada is still a progressive country and a proving ground
for whether progressive policies can work. So when I went to Ottawa,
that’s what I was most concerned about. You guys are this society that has cracked so many things
that we are struggling with: -health care, immigration. What else?
-Lots of things, integration, multiculturalism in a way -that keeps vibrant differences.
-Exactly. You guys are this amazing
progressive country that’s almost like the civilization
from the future. You guys are like Wakanda. You guys are like Wakanada. Except we’re not covered by a, you know, protective bubble
that nobody can see. So, minus the bubble, I’m in Wakanada. I’m speaking to the leader of Wakanada, the son of the former leader of Wakanada, which makes you…. The prime minister of Canada because we– You’re White Panther. I’m like 1/16th Malaysian. -Sure.
-Oh, no. 32nd or whatever. We don’t have to get
into Elizabeth Warren math. You are White Panther! Fans around the world are looking
to White Panther and Wakanada, and can you imagine if we found out
that this precious resource vibranium -is causing climate change
-Mm-hmm. and White Panther was like, “What?
We’re not going to just leave hundreds of millions of dollars
of vibranium in the ground.” I would be like, “T’Challa, no!” You’d be shouting at the screen. You’d be in a movie
if you were doing that. Don’t do it, T’Challa. Look, I know there are a lot of Canadians
watching this thinking, “Well, come on, Hasan… Trudeau isn’t perfect,
but if you care about the environment, you know he’s the only realistic option
in this election.” And, look, I understand that, but at some point… political pragmatism has to reckon
with the reality of climate change. You can’t negotiate with science. You can’t meet it halfway. Shit is melting fast, especially in Canada, which is warming
at twice the planet’s average rate. So if Trudeau’s gonna be the best choice
on carbon emissions, he’ll have to step up
and be the climate hero that he has claimed to be. Look, White Panther,
I know you’re watching. Remember the old words of wisdom. “With great cheekbones… comes great responsibility.” Wakanada forever.

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  1. such a POS prime minister – canadian dollar went down 30%. allowed money laundering to destroy the housing affordability of vancouver and toronto and pissed off china

  2. This rascal again started it. the innocent foreigners don't know the jihadi mindset of him when they know it will be all over for him.

  3. The large majority of Indians/aboriginals SUPPORT the pipeline from Alberta to BC; it is only a small handful of breakaway groups that oppose the pipeline and they were funded by Tom Steyer and the Tides Foundation.

  4. I'm kinda sad that you didn't talk about how Canada has been sending their garbage to Asian countries and then say they don't produce as much waste as other countries. I wonder why?

  5. A brain washed true believer moron interviewing a brainwashed entitled opportunistic phony dynastic fraud who believes in his political survival before “climate change”. He knows most electors outside of the deluded extreme left could give 2 shits about climate change and is acting accordingly. I really wish Trudeau did go off the deep end on climate change and give conservatives a 2/3rds majority. Have to say I had deja vu when Minhaj was gushing about Trudeau as when Gandhi dynasty bootlickers in the newdelhi centric Indian media gush about rahul Gandhi when he on rare occasions strings together a coherent sentence.

  6. Fine then. Either you people stop using oil anymore or you gonna stick to your head and regret the elections later the way i see this. Its 50/50

  7. Justin Trudeau is basically Obama 2.0. Neither one of them is a good politicians but they created programs to slightly better their people

  8. Trudeau is much better than Trump, but I would trade for Andrew Yang in a heart beat. I worry that Americans will miss out on such a rare gem (genuine and brilliant visionary) they have in Yang, of whom can once and for all solve the problems plaguing America. Yang is not a politician, but he is everything else that is great for the country and the world. The man is absolutely brilliant.

  9. If we don't get rid of the oil in the ground in Canada, as the 3rd largest oil reserve, the US will attack us after number 1 and 2 Venezuela and Iran. Thanks for calling out Canada's short comings, I'm all for it. We despise war, yet sell weapons to Saudi Arabia for profit. The conservative Canadians will blame liberals (Trudeau) , when they are even worse at doing the same (like American Republicans, but overall much more reasonable). Everyone should call out bullshit, but make sure they are correct in what they call out and don't be hypocrites. There are no sides or teams in the truth. Call it out as you see it, not because it is for or against your political team.

  10. The thing is Trudeau did nothing for Canada, while Trump actually cares about the USA. You need to put Trump's rhetoric aside tho and just look at his actions.

  11. This is refreshing. I am glad it got pointed out that we in Canada are no better than any other nation on Earth, yet we have this naive attitude like our sh*t don't stink. Our politicians are just as shady and double speaking as the sleaziest politicians ever known. We may have manners but we still pollute as much as the next country and have a massive amount of out of touch hypocrites in our ranks.

    The way many of my Canadian friends talk in cringe inducing. Like we are so perfect and much better than Europe for example, or the USA. Grow up, and get over yourselves. Get down to Earth with the rest of the planet, fellow Canadians.

  12. I wonder how much soot from tar sands contribute to the melting of Greenland's ice. Surely the wind carries soot to it, darkinging it and causing rapid melting. I'll have to research this now.

  13. PLEASE sumbit to Google your opinions… Google makes it extremely difficult to do so on this platform…. dont let that defer you from submitting your opinion via this system… Spelling mistakes are OK, Google will forcibly delete your entie post if you try an use the backspace button more than a couple of time on a political vid anyway… I learned this the hard way,, I am currently on draft number 5 just to get this through google's automated consors. There are certain words I've learned that I'm not allowed to spell correctly if I'm to make it through said censors… There are certain phrases I'm not able to type if I dont want my comment deleted, as I've now learned….. If it makes any difference to you, I'm a liberal trying to navigate the apparently extremely complex political system that has become Googl at this point. Spelling and grammar errors may seem like foux pas but I assure you, they have their reasons, where applicable. Typically I try to avoid spelling and grammar errors where I can. The particular words I have misspelled have been intentional to avoid the YT comments filter that is apparently now in place.

    All I can ask of you now is to PLEASE do your own research,,, Avoid using Goole as much as possible. Goole is no longer politically secure… Good luck to all of you and godspeed.

  14. Trudeau has been involved in way more scandals then you think. He's extremely corrupt but gets away with it because people lack the education on the topic.

  15. I loved this. As a Canadian, I get both sides of the story. I also understand that oil is something that is in high demand and although the pipeline may be controversial, it's promising a more efficient way of oil transportation. Canada does need some clean up. I'm just afraid that it may be too late when we do take action.

  16. If Hassan’s going to wade in the waters of Canada’s election, maybe do an interview with Trudeau’s main opponent, Andrew Scheer as well.

  17. You roasted Trudeau to his face and I roasted his opposition, Maxime Bernier to his face. Nice work brother. Cringe worthy clip here: https://youtu.be/GeIEI6gtkEg

  18. As a Canadian, I want to say that this is an amazing piece. It’s so nice to see someone actually lay ALL the cards out on the table for once. Trudeau has been damned by the Canadian public for his mistakes and I’m tired of people going full throttle on him. I’m not saying I’m necessarily voting Liberal this fall (I did in 2015) but as Hasan points out, we don’t really have a viable option. I may end up voting Green or NDP despite the fact that they won’t win because that’s just how democracy is sometimes. I will be making my decision based on whom I feel responds to my needs best in my constituency. That said, it’s not the end of the world if the Libs win. It’s just another chance for them to do the right thing. People definitely need to give this guy a break.

    To be clear though, he shoulda locked everyone at SNC Lavalin up lol The two main things that are taking my vote away from him are 1) the fact that this scandal shows he’s just like every other politician waaaay deep down inside the financial elites’ pockets and 2) that ridiculous Bill C-16 that criminalized the misuse of gender pronouns. I’ll use whatever pronoun someone asks me to use, just don’t f***ing threaten to put me in jail if I slip up by accident. That’s bulls**t. You can’t police speech. Period.

    Lastly, I actually agree with Trudeau on the pipeline. I’m all about switching to a sustainable energy infrastructure but that’s a long game that can only happen in steps. As long as demand for fossil fuels continues to climb, we have to increase production and export in order to remain economically positioned to effectively invest in a green future. I know it’s a paradox, but I actually live in Burnaby only a few miles from where TransMountain’s coastal terminus is and I’m looking forward to seeing more ships in Burrard Inlet. It only makes sense. If people are too shortsighted or hellbent on grilling Trudeau to see that, well that’s too bad.

    Oh one more thing. If Bianca Andreescu were running for Prime Minister I would vote for her regardless of which party she was in lol

  19. It was right on the money until you spoke about bill 21 , you should read more about things as serious as this is , Quebec did not get rid of Catholic influence in it's institutions so that other religious representatives could . This is not about religious expression on a personal level , no government branch cares about what you are wearing outside of your work. No judge should wear any symbols but his comprehension of law nor any government should be anything but secular . Theocracy walks hand in hans with autocracy , religions are ideologies and elected officials should care about the living conditions of their constituents not their views on religious dogmas.

  20. Judging from the comments out here I think it is would be safe to say that the majority of the comments were from people under the age of 40.  Although Hasan is trying to be cute and hip, and he seems to be reasonably quick on his feet,  he really doesn't have ANY idea how Trudeau is radically screwing up  Canada,  and that his best tricks are yet to come if he wins the Election in October. Btw, please do your homework before you feel triggered and want to come back and bash me, little Millennial. .

  21. Boy, you sure know how to buy clicks…1.3 million views but 6000 comments get da f…outta here. Clicks are easy, comments are hard.

  22. Canadian here. Not gonna argue any of this info. Yep, it's all correct and well contrasted. BUT …. what you didn't talk about at all was the IMPROVEMENT that Justin is compared to his predecessor! The good policies he enacted, the bad policies he retracted, the funding he brought back to science and schools, and the general sense of pride that we once had under Chretrian two decades ago. And the very real worse alternative of the Conservative government??? You only BRIEFLY made fun of as physically ugly at the beginning of the show and then offered a sound-bite at the end! If you're going to do this kind of bashing of the lesser-of-two-evils, you need to be very sure that EVERYONE else knows just HOW evil the other option is. Otherwise, you end up electing Donald Trump because Hilary is 'crooked'. This was a terrible episode. And it jumped on the bandwagon of what constitutes Canadian scandals — and you made a joke about it at the beginning! — but then followed through on it and did the same anyway! Shame!

  23. If you believe a god in the sky wants you to hide your hair, wear a kippa or a cross, you have no business teaching our children in school anyways. All those offended snowflake mongoloids screaming discrimination have to realize that A- we chose a long time ago to live in a modern, science-based society and we kicked out superstitions from our public institutions B- the law is not an anti muslim law. It's a law against ALL religious symbols, hence the removal of the old crucifix from Quebec's national assembly.

  24. (From a Canadian/Québecois)
    If people feel so confused about Canada it is perhaps because they always decided to view it simplistically. It should be surprise to no one that the country isn't perfect, because, like every country on earth, we are a multitude of people with different opinions on what perfect is. Good politics is about finding compromises that work for most, and I think the liberals have done a good job at it. Which brings us back to the pipeline issue, a difficult one indeed. But the pipelines construction was the deal the Trudeau government made to pass the carbon tax , according to economist one of the best ways to reduce emissions. And already, a lot of Albertans are not happy about it, because, yes, it is unpleasant to loose your job.

    And as, a for the secularism bill, it is complicated as well. While I disagree with key parts of the bill, it is also grossly misinterpreted in the American media. You see it through the lens of your culture. You see religious oppression because you are a religious people. But you should be reminded that the founders of your country feared the entwining of religion and government, a fear we in Quebec have since we broke free of the joug of the Catholic Church during the Révolution Tranquille . If you don't know the history, the jist of it is that religion was used to control politics, which then enriched religion. And the secularism bill is, in perhaps an imperfect way, an effort for this corruption never to happen again.

    Also, the video left out perhaps the most unjust aspect of our society; the treatment of native americans. A report came in this year highlighting the abuses Natives feel under the police and the law. And yeah, Trudeau went around saying it was a genocide, unlike the opposition. Truth be told, most people of this country sides with the opposition on this issue, which doesn't bode well for reconciliation.

    Ok that was what I wanted to add. Cheers

  25. i wonder if i visit a mosque, they'll accept and welcome me as a visitor for a day without holding me hostage and making me recite if i accept islam as the true religion … yadayada..

  26. Neoliberalism and Crony Capitalism at its best. In my opinion, Canadians are stuck with two evils … Conservative's Scheer and Liberal's Trudeau … Sadly, Canada does not have an ESTABLISHED and CREDIBLE/HONEST progressive politician like a Bernie Sanders, or Jeremy Corbyn 🙁

    Canada's electoral system is non-democratic ….
    Three major parties are one in the same in terms of neoliberal – Margaret Thatcher/Ronald Reagan's approach to economy and job opportunities Sigh

    Peace,
    – A Canadian guy

  27. Look politics is messy everything has two sides and multiple faces we can at least we can give Trudeau to give a complete interview and take some responsibility

  28. the last thing we want to hear is an American telling us how to do politics in Canada. Go fix your country first and mind your own business

  29. JUST IN 'True dough' is an 'In fidel' Castro fee…
    his mother was a shameless whore ..she had a wild weekend with the Castro Brothers back in the 60's…
    look it up…..Pierre Trudeau was a skinny bald old frenchy…
    Justin is obviously a dark haired Latino Casanova…..maybe a damn marrano..(the 'puss' or cat's ass in boots or boats)

  30. You're preaching to the choir here. We do not like Trudeau nearly as much as the rest of the world does.
    Also, Jagmeet Sigh refuses to denounce Pakistani terrorists and his brother Gurratan is a corrupt shitstain. That's why 6%.

  31. fool minhaj

    the sexual harassment in Afghanistan is just an accusation and that's it Afghanistan is Islamic country you should apologies from ppl and nation of afghanistan.

    your fucking god damn journalist i ever seen

  32. No one 100% perfect….He is way way better then Trump and all those right-wing world leader..
    CANADA is lucky to have someone like him.

  33. You could see the awkwardness register in Trudeau's eyes as he saw the "White Panther" line coming, did the racism calculus, and knew there just wasn't any good response he could make.

  34. Why is Hasan Minhaj even talking about Canadian pipelines when the US has 1,000 more miles of pipeline and continues to add more every year?  Is he part of the conspiracy to land lock Canada's oil and gas, so the US can fill the gap?  Wake-up Hasan!  You are being used.

  35. Hasan thank you. This interview was great for the far right conservative movement in Canada. Every conservative is using your interview to prove that liberals are nuts.

  36. As a Canadian I have never been shy to expose our shortcomings and there are many of them. I hate the tar sands. I hate the way we've treated our indigenous peoples. We have a lot of racism here. But I busted a gut over "White Panther". And Hasan is right. Trudeau is not perfect, I prefer the NDP or Green Party, but Andrew Scheer of the Conservatives are a disastrous group of regressive, xenophobic dinosaurs.

  37. he is NOT the only option. As a Winnipegger that has always had a large NDP turnout, don't give in to the same fear mongering that got Trump (and in Manitoba, Pallister) elected.

  38. Hasan you're doing amazing work! I hope you did hajj and umrah before you started this, cuz they ain't gonna let you in anymore.

  39. 5:14 "People in Winnipeg are like 'I don't trust him. I don't know why. I just can't put my turban on it." <– You pronounced 'Quebec' wrong.

  40. jody resigned, she allegedly got kicked out. I'm still pretty sure she got kicked thought.
    Also, it heats up faster near the poles then near the equator. It doesn't mean its hotter, it just means that it heats up faster.

  41. Okey, Muslims don't convert everyone they meet to Islam, I'm with you on that but if a Muslim like me leave Islam, I'll be killed.
    Also, you force people to wear specific cloths in your shitholes Muslims countris, so stop pretending that Muslims are victims in the west, or are you just trying to exploit the democracy in the west for your favor.
    One last thing, why do I think that you're so proud of being a Muslim, you don't know anything about Islam, you can't even speak Arabic, Are you an idiot or what?

  42. Why can’t you guys have a little respect for Afghanistan? You guys are killing those people for over 30 years and make fun of them over and over every day …
    Fact : the reason your mom is not sucking a Russian dick every night is because some people in Afghanistan Sacrificed their lives to fight with them .
    Remember? They got stopped in Afghanistan 🇦🇫 , long live Afghanistan, and death to our enemies…

  43. my issue with this is that the topics covered here are fairly one sided. people need to be able to ascertain the issues faced in the individual countries before coming to a conclusion. something which most people do not.

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