Canada expelled four Russian diplomats for telling the truth, said Tom Walkom, the Toronto Star political columnist, Rossa Primavera News Agency correspondent reports on April 8.
“We now know how the Russians have been subverting Canadian democracy. They have been propagating truthful news,” wrote Tom Walkom in his article.
When Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, was asked about the reasons for Ottawa’s decision to expel four Russian diplomats and to refuse to register three more last week, she stated that Russian diplomats are being expelled because they are using their diplomatic status “to interfere in our democracy”, added the observer.
“How exactly the Russians had been interfering was not explained. Efforts to obtain additional information from the Freeland’s office were unsuccessful. In an interview on CBC, Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said that he had to stay mum for reasons of national security. Nobody else would talk,” wrote the columnist. “Then, on Wednesday, Trudeau spilled the beans. The Russians are being punished for saying that Freeland’s grandfather was a Nazi collaborator during the WWII. Trudeau called this an effort “by Russian propagandists” to smear Freeland, which perhaps it was. The only trouble with all of this is that the Russians were telling the truth. Freeland’s maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak, was a Nazi collaborator during the WWII.”
“The Russians are being punished for saying that Freeland’s grandfather was a Nazi collaborator during the WWII. He was,” concluded the author.
Earlier in March, Chrystia Freeland, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, called information about her grandfather’s collaboration with the Nazis a slander. However, it is known that Freeland’s grandfather was indeed a Nazi collaborator and an editor of the
Krakivs’ki Visti, the Ukrainian newspaper published by the Nazi occupation authorities.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency