Protester shouts outside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s stop at a Mississauga restaurant


Published March 1, 2023 at 9:52 am

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped in at a Mississauga restaurant this week just missing a protester who was circling the parking lot.

Trudeau was in Mississauga on Monday (Feb. 27) to make an announcement alongside Premier Doug Ford and Mayor Bonnie Crombie. The Mississauga-based biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Canada hosted the PM to announce it’s bringing hundreds of skilled workers to the city as part of a “major expansion of its research footprint in Canada.”

But it appears Trudeau made another stop at Zauq Mississauga, a Pakistani, Indian and Hakka restaurant at 1325 Eglinton Ave. E. near Dixie Road.

Zauq’s “instagrammable” greenery wall is clearly visible in a photo posted on Trudeau’s Twitter account.

The Prime Minister was there meeting with Muslim community leaders, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) said in a tweet.

“Thank you Prime Minister for sitting down with community leaders today,” the NCCM said. “We appreciate your commitment to continue to dialogue with our community to challenge hate. We will confront and challenge Islamophobia together.”

Trudeau said he spoke with the community leaders about ending hate.

“There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it: Islamophobia has no place in our country,” Trudeau said in a tweet. “In today’s meeting with the @NCCM, we spoke about how we can put an end to this hate for good – and how we can make real progress on other issues that impact Muslim Canadians.”

Trudeau narrowly missed a protester following what appears to be his motorcade around the parking lot of the restaurant.

The protester, who identifies himself as Jeremy Glass from Shelburne, an outspoken opponent of Trudeau and vaccine mandates, filmed his encounter.

“We are part of the motorcade now,” the Glass says as he follows cars from the back of the plaza at 1325 Eglinton Ave. E. “Jeremy Glass on tyrant patrol, coming to you live from Mississauga, Ontario.”

He stops his truck in hopes of “having a word” with the PM.

A police officer approaches Glass and asks him to leave the parking lot. But Glass drives around and pulls out a megaphone.

“Justin Trudeau belongs in prison, not in power,” he shouts. “He is in violation of our Nuremberg Code.”

He is told to leave again but he circles around once more. The video ends with what appears to be Glass getting detained. But it is not clear if he faced any charges.

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