Good work reminding everyone Justin.
Trudeau cites smear campaign against Freeland in justifying banishment of Russian diplomats
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has linked the recent expulsion of four Russian diplomats to last year’s alleged smear campaign directed against Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland.
He offered it up as evidence of attempts to interfere with democracy in Canada, but stopped short of directly accusing the individuals who have been ordered out of the country.
Also, Trudeau carefully chose not to accuse the government of President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating the sometimes virulent social media campaign against Freeland, which played off historical material that showed her maternal Ukrainian grandfather was the chief editor of a Nazi newspaper in occupied Poland during the Second World War.