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."\nMinister 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.\n\n\nEditor's Choice: Justin Trudeau Just Listed All The COVID-19 Benefits Canadians Can Get & What They're For\n\n\n\nWe can't take our democracy for granted here in Canada — There are consequences to politicians flirting with extremism, spreading misinformation or engaging in personal attacks based on falsehoods. And Canadians expect better.pic.twitter.com/nG8PmQz90m— Catherine McKenna (@cathmckenna) January 15, 2021\n\nFive people reportedly died after a large and violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. \n"There are consequences to politicians flirting with extremism, spreading misinformation or engaging in personal attacks based on falsehoods," she said.\nMcKenna ended her message by noting that "Canadians expect better."\nDemocracy 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."\nHe also said that Canadians were "deeply disturbed and saddened" by the events that took place.