Jagmeet Singh Calls The Police Because People Heckled Him

Written By Daniel Bordman, Posted on May 16, 2022

It is hard to find a politician in Canada who could be said to be more divisive in nature than Justin Trudeau, but despite the odds stacked against him Jagmeet Singh always is trying to take that mantle, never missing an opportunity to smear Canadians who don’t vote for him as racist, sexist and insert-a-phobic. He spread disinformation about the Freedom Convoy like the arson hoax, and the man is even banned from India for his support of the violent extremists in the Khalistani movement.

(Photo from CTV News)

Coming back from an event for one of his MP’s in Peterborough on May 12 Jagmeet Singh was met with an angry crowd who yelled obscenities at him. The F-word was said and he was called a “traitor.” Shockingly, after the incident, there was not a total collapse of society and the world did not spin off its axis.

This is one of those situations where a lot of things can be true at the same time. Was this crass behaviour by the protestors? Yes. Did Jagmeet instigate this by inciting hatred and goading anyone on the political right for years with his platform as NDP leader? Yes. Do two wrongs make a right? No.

This all should have been over within a day, yet somehow we are wasting police resources on this to set a potentially terrifying precedent. Looking at the footage, it’s clear that the protesters crossed the line into inappropriate, they should not have gotten that close to him and they would have been better off with heckles that were more comedic than angry. Nothing even remotely illegal happened here. Yet, the police are involved.

It is also worth noting that so far the police will only say they received a complaint from the public about the incident when anyone with a functioning brain knows it was either Singh’s team or the Ontario NDP that called the cops due to the heckling.

The Ontario police have opened an investigation into this incident which should terrify anyone who believes in even the most remote principles of Liberal democracy. If Jagmeet Singh was a college professor or a small-town city councillor with no security then this is a different story. However, Jagmeet is the leader of a federal party with actual power in the House of Commons, it should be legal to say whatever you want to him or about him. 

The fact that the police are looking into this sends a chilling message to the public “be careful how you criticize your leaders”. Short of threats of actual violence there should be no police involvement in this incident.

The other thing a lot of Canadians are thinking is, if this was a Conservative politician would there be the same reaction from the establishment class? The answer is likely no.

Daniel Bordman

Daniel is the host of political satire show Uninterrupted, runs multiple podcasts and has written for a variety of publications. Daniel is also the communications coordinator of the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation. You can find him on Twitter here. Uninterrupted on YouTube

4 responses to “Jagmeet Singh Calls The Police Because People Heckled Him”

  1. True North says:

    Crickets? Really? Is it possible for two parties to lose official status in the same election? I hate spending time figuring this stuff out in spare time if someone’s already figured it out. Provincial? Federal?

  2. JD says:

    why make the assumption that the hecklers were someone on the political right, it could have just as easily been a union member upset with Singh for betraying them and becoming Justin’s lapdog

  3. ron captain says:

    Western Governments are just not for the people . Politicians are for tax dollars to support their spending and pensions . Just pay up and shut up you racist bastards .

  4. Aes Goblin says:

    "what it means for politics in general"

    …this is called democracy. See… if you do things FOR the people, you get the opposite reaction. You’d get handshakes and hugs. These silly fucks, Singh and Trudeau want not democracy. Free speech is their enemy.