Justin Trudeau was called-out by several Canadian politicians on Wednesday, after refusing to take a strong stance against recent actions from Donald Trump. Yves-François Blanchet said Trudeau “needs a spine,” while Jagmeet Singh accused him of hypocrisy. Both are calling on Trudeau to speak out against Trump, as anti-racism protests in the U.S. continue to escalate.\nOn June 2, Justin Trudeau made a statement in the House of Commons about racism in Canada, acknowledging his own “serious mistakes” as an ally, and referencing the “horrific reports of police violence against black men and women south of the border.”\nDespite his speech, some Canadian politicians feel that the prime minister didn’t send a strong enough message about what’s happening in the U.S. right now, and specifically Donald Trump’s response to anti-racism demonstrators.\nSpeaking on June 3, Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-François Blanchet said Trudeau "needs a spine," and shouldn’t be afraid to call out Trump’s controversial response to the country’s unrest.\nPer CBC News, Blanchet accused the prime minister of being “more inclined” to call out racism in Canada, than to "accuse Donald Trump of being incendiary and provoking serious social tensions."\n"Mr. Trudeau is much more inclined to accuse us collectively of all the vices," he said.\nView this post on Instagram Every one of us has a role to play in protecting our loved ones, our front line workers, and our country from the threat we now face. And even though we must stand apart to stay safe, we must stand united to defeat COVID-19. Click the link in my bio to watch my full speech from today. 🇨🇦 Nous avons tous un rôle à jouer pour protéger nos proches, nos travailleurs de première ligne et notre pays contre la COVID-19. Même isolés, nous devons unir nos efforts pour vaincre ce virus. Cliquez sur le lien dans ma bio pour regarder mon discours d’aujourd’hui au complet. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Apr 11, 2020 at 3:14pm PDT\nThis was an opinion shared by NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who accused the PM of “hypocrisy.”\nAfter telling Trudeau that people in Canada were done with his “pretty speeches” about racism, Singh went on to ask why Trudeau urged Canadians to call out hatred if he won’t do it himself?\n"The prime minister of Canada has to call out the hatred and racism happening just south of the border and if the prime minister can't do that how can everyday people be expected to stand up?" Singh asked on Wednesday.\n"His silence reveals hypocrisy," he added.\nA long pause means nothing.Silence won't confront anti-Black racism, actions will.I asked the Prime Minister if he would end the racial profiling of Black people in Canada.He refused to answer.That is his only moment of silence that we should be discussing today. pic.twitter.com/9dXYO7Vi7b— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) June 2, 2020\nOn Tuesday, Trudeau was silent for 21 seconds when asked about the U.S. president’s response to the ongoing anti-racism protests, a move that drew a strong response from several Canadian MPs.\nWinnipeg MP Leah Gazan tweeted, "Twenty seconds of silence? Trump is a fascist with ties to the KKK. Call his actions out Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland."\n"Trump is a fascist and a racist and he must be called out. Speak up," Northern Manitoba MP Niki Ashton added.\nTwenty seconds of silence? Trump is a fascist with ties to the KKK. Call his actions out @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland! https://t.co/F5jKnjz6eu— Leah ProudLakota (@LeahGazan) June 3, 2020\nThe Prime Minister’s refusal to denounce Trump is part of the problem. Trump is a fascist and a racist and he must be called out. Speak up. https://t.co/1SBGOKZenJ— Niki Ashton (@nikiashton) June 2, 2020\nSpeaking about the same issue on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland praised Trudeau, adding that it was his job to be responsible for “what happens here in our own country."