A group of major Muslim donors in Canada announced its decision to refrain from raising funds for the ruling Liberal Party, due to its position on the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s abstention from calling for a ceasefire.
On Friday, the Canadian Radio and Television Corporation quoted the group that represents the upper echelon of donors as announcing its withdrawal from the “Laurier” Club, due to “Trudeau’s lack of significant interest in international law or the children of Gaza.”
“With broken hearts, we must leave Club Laurier,” the group said in a letter to the party. “The idea that this situation will be forgotten in two years is a risky and unwise strategy for the party.”
For his part, Trudeau commented in repeated statements about his opinion on the Palestinian resistance operation on the seventh of last October, saying, “Israel has the right to defend itself,” but he began to gradually tighten his tone with the increasing number of martyrs in the ongoing Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, and he said Last month, “the killing of women, children and infants in the Palestinian Strip must stop.”
Opinion polls show that the left-leaning liberals are lagging behind the conservatives, before the next elections scheduled for October 2025, and Muslims constitute about 5% of Canada’s population of 40 million people.