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Canadian Politician Says We Shouldn't Take 'Democracy For Granted' After Capitol Hill Riot

"There are consequences to politicians flirting with extremism."
Canadian Politician Says We Shouldn't Take 'Democracy For Granted' After Capitol Hill Riot

In the wake of the violent protests in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, one Canadian minister has some advice for fellow northerners and it's to never take their "democracy for granted."

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna took to Twitter with her sentiments following the U.S. Capitol Hill riots orchestrated by pro-Trump supporters on Wednesday, January 6.

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Five people reportedly died after a large and violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.  

"There are consequences to politicians flirting with extremism, spreading misinformation or engaging in personal attacks based on falsehoods," she said.

McKenna ended her message by noting that "Canadians expect better."

Democracy is surely a theme since Justin Trudeau also shared a similar message when he called what had ensued in the U.S an "attack on democracy."

He also said that Canadians were "deeply disturbed and saddened" by the events that took place. 

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