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NDP's Tom Mulcair calls on PM to stand up to President Trump

Last Updated Jan 26, 2017 at 11:14 am PST

(Courtesy: VICE)

OTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand up to US President Donald Trump as he attempts to tighten immigration and refugee laws.

Mulcair called Trump a fascist for his plans to prevent refugees from Muslim-majority countries to be able to claim asylum in the United States.

“I find it shameful that we’re seeing that in this day and age. I’m always going to stand up for those values and I’m going to stand up against the actions of President trump when he singles out people because of their religion,” says Mulcair.

“His behaviour was the behaviour of a fascist. Going after people based on their religion is classic behaviour of a fascist.”

He adds Trudeau talks a good game about human rights, but he wants to see the prime minister publicly denounce these actions from the new president.