The History Behind Justin Trudeau and His Communist/Fascist Family Ties

The History Behind Justin Trudeau and His Communist/Fascist Family Ties

Leftist Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has followed in his father Pierre’s footsteps both in assuming the high office and using it to further the interests of the Chinese Communist Party, Peter Schweizer writes in his bestseller Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win

Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert’s communist China travelogue.

The book, which documents the cozy financial and political relations between the Chinese government and some of the most powerful people in the West, revealed decades of both ideological and financial ties between Beijing and the Trudeaus, beginning with the elder Trudeau visiting China in 1960 and meeting Mao Zedong, among other communist leaders.

Rather than being appalled by the Great Leap Forward, which was ongoing at the time, Trudeau and travel pal Jacques Hébert left the country enamored by communism enough to write a propaganda book titled Two Innocents in Red China.

The Great Leap Forward killed as many as 45 million people and has been described by the Washington Post as “the biggest mass murder in the history of the world.” Yet it remained conspicuously absent in the narrative of Two Innocents. The book describes Mao as a “superb strategist” and proclaims, “it is these red-scarfed kids who in twenty years will be the New Men of a country which at that time will have a billion inhabitants.”

In an interesting coincidence, the elder Trudeau’s ideological fealty to communism, Red-Handed details, was also significantly profitable. Trudeau had benefitted from the support of businessman Paul Desmarais, the head of the company called the Power Corporation that specialized in building business ties to China.

“In 1978, the Power Corporation formed the Canada-China Business Council with Prime Minister Trudeau’s support,” Schweizer writes, noting that the Canada-China Business Council was a key tool for Beijing to foster ties to powerful Canadian politicians to the benefit of the Communist Party.

“Trudeau and Desmarais guided Canada’s relationship with Beijing, with Trudeau as prime minister pushing closer relations with the regime while Desmarais cashed in on significant deals with Beijing’s elite,” Schweizer writes. “When Trudeau retired from politics, he went to work at Power Corporation, further nurturing those deals and becoming wealthy in the process.”

Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Mrs. Margaret Trudeau and their party accompanied by Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, walk round to meet the welcomers at the airport in Beijung, Oct. 11, 1973.
(AP Photo)

The elder Trudeau worked consulting Canadian companies on how to get rich in China, bringing business to the Communist Party in the process. These business ties were only possible because Trudeau spearheaded the establishment of diplomatic ties to Beijing, at Taiwan’s expense, in 1970.

The younger Trudeau has similarly pursued policies in Canadian politics that enrich the Chinese government.

“In 2012,” Schweizer reports, “he [Justin Trudeau] outlined his support for a controversial energy deal involving the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation, which was seeking to acquire the Canadian energy company Nexen. There were concerns about the significant implications to national security and possible damage to ‘Canadian interests and values.’”

Trudeau justified his support for the deal in part because, according to Schweizer, “obviously, my family has historical ties with China.”

Trudeau also faced a barrage of criticism for depending on China for pivotal infectious disease supplies at the height of the first wave of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau’s government chose Chinese companies over Canadian ones to purchase masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment. Outraging much of the population, Canada had to scramble to replenish its supplies of this equipment – buying it from China – because Trudeau gave away much of it in free “foreign aid” to China.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on September 23, 2016 at a conference of the Canada China Business Council in Montreal, Quebec during the visit of Chinese premier Li Keqiang.

Trudeau’s ties to China have, on occasion, stretched the limits of Canadian law. In 2016, for example, the Globe and Mail revealed that Trudeau had attended a fundraiser in which he had a private conversation with Chinese businessman Zhang Bin, who then promptly donated one million Canadian dollars to the Pierre Trudeau Foundation. Zhang was, in addition to a businessman, a Chinese regime advisor, making him essentially a lobbyist for a foreign power.

Outside of the strictly political, Justin Trudeau also appeared to receive financial and ideological support from Beijing. As Schweizer details, a Chinese state-owned publisher released a Chinese version of the younger Trudeau’s memoirs, The Legend Continues, in 2016.

“Curiously, some of Trudeau’s national security aides were not even aware that the rights to his memoir had been sold to Beijing, not finding out until 2021, after being contacted by the media,” Schweizer notes. “Trudeau’s aides would later explain that all profits from the book were going to the Red Cross. But the Globe and Mail newspaper could not confirm that claim with either the publisher or the Red Cross.”

Trudeau’s brother and foreign policy adviser Alexandre entered the family business of publishing books in China in 2016, the year after Justin became prime minister. Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China was largely sold as an update to Two Innocents in Red China. At the time of its release, Schweizer documents, Alexandre used the book to compare the West unfavorably to the rule of the repressive Communist Party, asserting, “I now look at our own freedoms with a little more circumspection and consider some of the irresponsible nature of some of the freedoms we enjoy.”

The Beginning of a Tyrant

On October 19th 2015, it felt like a coup had taken place. Somehow a failed drama teacher and university dropout with no real world experience had become prime minister of Canada. For many, those who had been blinded by Justin’s rounded ass cheeks, fell for the trap. For others, it felt like they had dropped the ball for too long and realized what they had to lose.

Shortly after Justin came in to power he made all sorts of ludicrous statements such as:

“Canada has no core identity”


“Canada is the first Post-National state”

Those were signals of things to come, where liberals and the MSM would try to destroy nationalism, Canadian values, and our identity. It also signaled that our sovereignty had been handed over to foreign powers. It forewarned that Trudeau was not working in Canadian people’s best interest, but in global entities’ best interest.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Pierre went to College at Jean de Breboeuf, a private Jesuit School. He then took a master’s degree in political economy at Harvard University, the same university Barrack Obama would attend years later. He then attended the Instituts d’etudes politiques de Paris, where Emmanuel Macron would study years later. One of his dissertations discussed communism.

In the 50’s he was prevented from entry to the U.S. due to his leanings. The ban was eventually rescinded.

Trudeau Sr. visited Cuba in January 1976. This ultimately gave credibility to the communist regime supported by Russia. Fidel would also attend Michel Trudeau’s funeral after he died in an avalanche.

Back in the summer of 2006, Pierre Trudeau’s youngest son, Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau wrote a fawning happy 80th birthday column in the Toronto Star in praise of then Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. The piece included tributes such as how the revolutionary leader was a “great adventurer…a great scientific mind,” someone whose “intellect is one of the most broad and complete that can be found. ”

Castro, Trudeau claimed, was “an expert on genetics, on automobile combustion engines, on stock markets, on everything.” Alexandre pressed upon his readers to analyze Castro in “psychoanalytical terms”, to think of Cubans as children and Castro their father. Trudeau then fondly recalled his late brother, Michel, who when they were young kids complained to their mother that he had fewer friends than his brothers.  Margaret Trudeau replied that unlike his brothers, Michel “had the greatest friend of all: he had Fidel.”

Shortly after Trudeau’s column appeared, Mark Milke from Maclean’s interviewed a naturalized Australian, Luis Garcia, who with his parents had left Cuba in 1971, when Garcia was 12 years old. Given they asked to leave—one must make such requests in communist dictatorships— the Garcias were labelled “gusanos” (counter-revolutionaries). Luis’ father was then forced to work for three years in the sugar cane fields in service to the communist revolution, government, and dictator from whom they wished to flee. Garcia told me when he initially read Alexandre’s comments he thought it was parody. He then realized Alexandre Trudeau was earnestly serious.

Having a soft spot for tyrants prompts multiple blind spots, whether on democracy, the economy or, more recently, on the environment. All have been on display in the Trudeau family’s ongoing infatuation with tyrannies and autocracies. in the comments from Alexandre, Margaret and Justin Trudeau. We see evidence of the Trudeau family’s long love affair with the world’s autocrats and tyrants. But the problem started with Pierre.

Justin Trudeau

Like his father, Trudeau Jr. attended the College Jean de Breboeuf. Upon Fidel Castro’s death he released a statement saying “he was a great leader” and he was a “larger than life leader who served his people.” It is important to remind people that hundreds of thousands fled the repressive regime after the revolution due to their poor record on human rights. Freedom of speech was non-existent and dissent was not tolerated. Justin has already started cracking down on free speech. Oppressive communist regimes always crack down on basic human rights to promote more equality. Here is one important fact: freedoms have to be repressed in order for a totalitarian dictatorship to make everyone “equal”.

Fidel was a Communist Nationalist. Justin Trudeau has shown to be more of a Internationalist Communist which was rebranded as globalism under the umbrella of the UN. The usual lingo will apply where he will push for equality, a national identity replaced with a global identity; national borders removed to make way to the post nation state. Climate change subsidies funded by taxpayers demonstrate the strategy employed to reduce the citizen’s freedom and independence from the state. It has been demonstrated in many communists/socialist states in the past. People have to be made poor and disenfranchised to subdue their will.

Some have reported that Justin Trudeau is actually Fidel Castro’s son.

Justin’s most controversial quote was probably the following. The Liberal leader was asked which nation he admired most. He responded: “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.” This statement drew criticism from many.

While it doesn’t tie directly into communism it is important to remind us of the young age of the leader. Young leaders tend to be naïve and easily manipulated, influenced or bribed. The reason is simple; there are tremendous pressures on the family unit. It is easy to corrupt a family that could use the money for education and other things. With an older leader those pressures will be removed and the said leader will be driven by a sense of purpose and will already have accomplished his financial goals.

While many are still blinded by Trudeau’s acting skills I will remind the reader that communism has killed over 100 million people throughout history. It is a dangerous ideology that has failed too many times, let’s not repeat it. Both Justin and his father have given numerous signs that communism was part of their agenda. Do your research, do not take your freedoms for granted.

Trudeaus and Tyrants

Bob Plamondon, author of a 2013 biography of Pierre Trudeau recounts how Trudeau the Elder visited the Soviet Union in 1952 to discuss economics, this accompanied by four Canadian communists. “It was there that he remarked to the wife of U.S. chargé d’affaires that he was a communist and a Catholic and was in Moscow to criticize the U.S. and praise the Soviet Union,” Plamondon writes. As the author recounts, Canadian diplomats thought Trudeau said such things out of “infantile desire to shock”.

Trudeau was an intellectual dilettante for much of his life and his thoughts and actions thus often skipped over whether his positions made any sense. He may not have actually been a communist in 1952 but his remarks revealed an inclination even then to skip over the brutality of communist countries. By contrast, British journalist Malcom Muggeridge, initially left-wing, soon changed his mind after his 1933 visit to the Soviet Union where he skirted the official government tours so as to investigate and report on the Josef Stalin-caused famine in Soviet Ukraine. That famine, Muggeridge later remarked to an interviewer, “was the deliberate creation of a bureaucratic mind which demanded the collectivization of agriculture, immediately, as a purely theoretical proposition, without any consideration whatever of the consequences in human suffering.” In other words, Moscow’s centrally planned economy was murderous. It was to take at least 6 million lives.

This was the country that Trudeau visited—still under Stalin’s rule in 1952—and to which his flippant remarks were directed. Similarly, in 1960, Trudeau accepted an invitation from the Chinese government to visit along with Jacques Hébert, a friend whom Trudeau would appoint to the Senate. They travelled around China for six weeks on a state-sponsored tour and they did so smack dab in the middle of a wrenching state-imposed famine courtesy of Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward “reforms”, which began in 1958 and would last until 1962.

As with the state-caused famine in Ukraine, the Chinese famine during the Great Leap forward resulted from state-imposed collectivization of farms. That produced an economic and human genocide that would take the lives of “somewhere between 20 million and 42 million people” as French authors Jean-Louis Margolin and Pierre Rigoulot recounted in the Black Book of Communism. Unlike Muggeridge, who skipped the Potemkin tours, Trudeau’s Chinese government 1960 visit was one of many where wilful blindness was routine—and accompanied by a belief that centrally planned economies were efficient and effective.

Evidence for this Trudeau reflex appeared again, this time with Cuba in 1964. There, Trudeau remarked how “When you see mass rallies with Fidel Castro speaking for 90 minutes in 100-degree heat you wonder what is the need for elections?” And seven years later, as prime minister on an official state visit to the Soviet Union in 1971, Trudeau reminded his newest hosts of how Canada—a NATO member then and now—had, under his prime ministerial reign, cut our troops commitment to Europe in half. That visit took place just three years after the Soviet Union crushed a student, nationalist and anti-communist uprising in Prague, Czechoslovakia—the Prague Spring, in 1968. Yet three years later Trudeau chose to undermine the Western alliance.

Like Father, Mother and Sons

Beyond Pierre Trudeau’s own history, and the Alexandre-Justin-Margaret reminiscing about an old family tyrant-friend in a warm weather lockdown communist paradise, the father and son Trudeau approach to China then and now is revealing.

Trudeau senior’s infatuations with the Soviet Union, China and Cuba were never of a Richard Nixon-Henry Kissinger realpolitik variety that saw China as both too big to ignore and capable of offsetting the influence of the Soviet Union. Instead, Canadians, then as now, are treated to an over-eager approach which mirrors Justin’s father’s mindset and reveal his enduring influence on his son

As an example, from economics and the environment, recall Justin Trudeau’s unguarded comments made in 2013, where he expressed “a level of admiration I actually have for China” with his reasoning that “their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say ‘we need to go green fastest, we need to start investing in solar.’”

As Trudeau’s own government demonstrates, any government any time can subsidize an unprofitable company or sector and for any reason. That hardly means an economy will “turn on a dime” or that the subsidized activities will one day be profitable.

Economics and the Environment: Neither Is Helped by Autocracies

These comments reveal a modern Trudeau fascination with autocracies; in particular, the notion that China’s severely polluted environment can be helped by central, top-down planning from Beijing.

Beijing can announce all the windmills and solar panels it wants. But recall the politically-centralized model in existence since Mao which forestalls the political consequences of issues (pollution in China today as a severe example), which would explode in a liberal democracy.

The very Chinese model of governance, which represses dissent, was not only unsuited to economic growth before the 1979 reforms by Deng Xiaoping, it has been deadly to Chinese health. That’s because public pressure cannot swap sub-par politicians out for accountable ones. In an economy of state-owned companies, no one is responsible for pollution, or to enforce pollution laws in the private sector. Nor does the current Chinese model allow for a flourishing rules-based economy which encourages private sector innovation, like it has in the West on everything from fuel efficient automobiles to furnaces.

Liberal Democracies Are Friendly to the Environment; Autocracies Are Not

For example, consider California, where public agitation led to environmental reforms that reduced smog. In Los Angeles in the 1950s and 1960s the city was choked with smog and that spurred reasonable, i.e., deliverable pollution reform, by democratically elected, accountable governments at both the state and national level. It didn’t happen overnight and L.A. air has further improved since the 1980s. Cleaner air came both from reasonable anti-smog regulation but also due to massive—and possible— technological advances in automobiles.

The latter is a key point. It is one thing to credit regulation that addressed technologically possible rineforms—requiring catalytic converters in automobiles and ending gasoline with lead in it. It is quite another to assume all regulation from governments and especially autocracies will further environmental reform. (It is also why the demand for over-regulation from those who demand and end to oil and gas will ultimately fail: Because the world cannot live without oil and gas any time soon.)

In China, public pressure at the ballot box and even by consumers is either nonexistent or feeble. And Chinese government statistics are unreliable, a fact which additionally complicates environmental reform.

Autocracies Are Not Efficient In Anything

Anyone, including the prime minister, who thinks China has an effective or enlightened policy on the environment is unaware or blithely ignoring just how corrupt, ineffective and inefficient autocracies are. Those who place their confidence or faith in Beijing are betting all their chips on the sole regulation-from-above “horse”.

The father-son reunion on China is not mysterious. Nor are their basic flawed assumptions about how political power can solve all problems if only the rulers somehow have enough control. The Trudeau family’s dewy-eyed approach to tyrants has always been unfortunate. Their family-tyrant friends were economically illiterate and, just as often, deadly to their own populations. Central planning was of no use and was of much harm to Russians, Chinese and Cubans.

The elder Trudeau’s acolytes always thought of him as a “philosopher king”—that he knew better than markets and ordinary mortals and business owners how to manage the economy efficiently from the top down. His son has imbibed the same conceit. Justin has continued in that tradition in his own political life, with his fawning Castro comments and his weird China-worship on environmental matters.

A Communist Dystopia

Do you live in Canada? Were you thinking of posting something on the internet? If that something includes criticism of gays or trannies, then you had better think again, because under Trudeau’s bill C-36, you could find yourself in a lot of trouble.

You don’t even need to actually make a statement that could be interpreted as hateful, simply raising the suspicion that you might at some point make a hateful statement is enough for legal action to be taken against you.  

What qualifies as hate speech is subject to interpretation and is often totally political. For example, it has long been argued (including by former Conservative PM Stephen Harper) that criticism of the state of Israel is anti-Semitism, while a message as benign as “It’s OK to be white” is considered white nationalist hate speech.

Will any criticism of the Communist Liberal party be deemed homophobic, transphobic, and racist?
Canada already has laws against hate speech.

Bill C-36 is clearly aimed specifically at the internet and raises the stakes for people with politically incorrect opinions.  

1976. Margaret Trudeau with both arms around Fidel Castro.

Up to now, Canadians accused of a crime have the right to face their accuser in court as well as the right to cross-examine them. Under C-36, the identity of the accuser or supposed victim can be kept secret. This sets a dangerous precedent, and the next step will be for evidence to be secret as well like in the Guantanamo Bay trials.

We already have paid online trolls looking to cancel and slander people who say politically incorrect things, this will now become a legitimate profession. No cost except internet access, and no worries about damaging your reputation, become a full-time hate crime accuser and you could be earning six figures in no time.

Pre-Crime Prosecution

No actual crime needs to take place to run afoul of this law. All that is required if for someone to make the accusation that “the person fears on reasonable grounds that another person will commit” a hate crime/hate speech offence and you could end up being forced to accept a court order (termed a “recognizance”) that imposes the sort of conditions normally reserved for those accused or convicted of actually committing serious crimes. 

This court order can include any and all of the following:

  • Forced to wear an “electronic monitoring device”
  • Curfew or house arrest
  • Not permitted to leave a “specified geographic area” without permission from a judge-Prohibit the consumption of alcohol or “any other intoxicating substance”
  • Forced to submit to blood or urine tests for drugs/alcohol, potentially on a regular basis.  In Canada, it is not a standard practice even for people on parole or probation to be tested for drugs and alcohol. Very strange that this would become a standard condition imposed on someone accused of having the intent to commit hate speech/crime.
  • Restrict who the defendant may communicate with.
  • Seize weapons including guns, crossbows, and explosives. The bill actually adds the condition that the judge must provide a reason as to why he chose NOT to seize the defendant’s weapons, if so decided.  If you are a gun owner you now have to be very careful what you post online or say in public or you will lose your guns. 

The judge may impose this court order for up to a year, two years if the defendant has previously been convicted of a hate crime/hate speech. Refusal to accept this order will result in imprisonment for up to 12 months. 

Failure to comply with the terms of the court order will result in criminal charges, which can lead to more jail time.

Stifling Opposition, Regulating Speech

While putting an end to hate speech might sound like a noble idea to some Canadians, the reality is that these laws will and are being used to suppress and punish any opposition to Justin Trudeau’s radical leftist agenda. Trudeau and the Liberal party have a track record of using accusations of racism to shut down discussion of anything contrary to their agenda. 

Conservative Opposition leader Erin O’Toole, left, signals his support for pedophiles by wearing red shoes. Canadians have no non-Communist options.

For example, Trudeau recently accused conservative MPs of “anti-Asian racism” for saying that scientists working for the Chinese government and military should not be allowed into Canadian research facilities. 

Under Bill C-36, the MPs could end up on house arrest. If he were to discuss the issue further online he could be subject to tens of thousand dollars in fines. Is this what passes for a democracy?

Libraries are hosting drag queen story hour; schools are flying gay pride flags and teaching kids to accept all sorts of deviant behavior. Opposition to these things is already being censored and shut down, but under this law you can be fined, placed on house arrest, or imprisoned for speaking out.

Not only is bill C-36 another step towards Canada becoming a politically correct dystopia, it could spell the end of political opposition to the Trudeau regime’s radical leftist agenda.

Silver Lining

If there is a silver lining to this, it is that C-36 is unlikely to become law any time soon because parliament had adjourned. As Conservative justice critic Rob Moore said, “The fact this bill was brought forward in the last minutes before Parliament ends for the summer shows this Liberal government is only interested in political posturing ahead of the next election — not rooting out hate speech.” 

However, since Trudeau was re-elected, albeit with a slim majority, Canadians can expect this bill and other potentially more undemocratic, repressive legislation to be passed into law. Trudeau needs to be stopped, or else Canada will soon resemble China. 

Link to the full text of Bill C-36 and petition against it: Stop Bill C-36 – Rebel News

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