Yves Richard, husband of one of the Quebecers killed during a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso, hung up on Justin Trudeau.
He told a Montreal radio station Thursday that it “felt good”.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Richard Monday, three days after the attacks that took the life of his wife Maude Carrier. Five other Canadians were killed in the al-Qaeda attack. The six were in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou on a humanitarian mission.
Richard claims that the prime minister “called me and began speaking in such a canned manner, wishing me good luck, offering me his condolences and talking about them as a source of Canadian pride.”
“That’s when I told him to stop his political blabbing.”
“If he’s going to call me, then at least he should know who the Carriers are. It wasn’t out of Canadian pride that they were doing what they were doing but rather because they were basically good people.”
The conversation came to a conclusion when Richard told Trudeau to hug his wife and children.
“Then I hung up on him and it felt good.”
Trudeau’s office said it was important for the prime minister to offer condolences in this situation. Richard claims that he was more satisfied with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard’s personal call on Sunday.
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