Australian Liberal Senator Alex Antic has blasted the World Economic Forum (WEF) for influencing world governments, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet. 

Antic, who is a member of the conservative faction of the Liberal Party, accused the WEF and founder Klaus Schwab of being “steeped in authoritarianism and Marxist ideology.” 

“It’s an ideology which is creeping into governments across the world,” said Antic. “When speaking about the Canadian parliament, Schwab himself said: ‘We penetrate the cabinets. I know that half this cabinet—even more than half—are actually young global leaders of the World Economic Forum. It’s true in Argentina, it’s true in France—now with the President, who is a young global leader.’”

Antic was referencing a 2017 interview where Schwab directly stated that “half of (Trudeau’s) cabinet” were WEF Young Global Leaders. 

“I have to say, when I mention now names (sic), like Mrs. (Angela) Merkel and even Vladimir Putin, and so on, they all have been Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum,” said Schwab.

“But what we are very proud of now is the young generation like Prime Minister (Justin) Trudeau … We penetrate the cabinet. So yesterday I was at a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau and I know that half of his cabinet, or even more than half of his cabinet, are actually Young Global Leaders.”

Antic went on to criticize the WEF for using “so-called systemic racism” and other progressive issues to hide an “anti capitalist and anti free market” agenda, including advocating for extreme lockdown measures. 

“You don’t have to be a political philosopher to figure out that, if you own nothing, the state owns everything,” said Antic.  “There’s a word for this: it’s ‘communism’. The World Economic Forum and its affiliates shamelessly promote the abolition of private property.” 

Antic was also one of several Australian senators who voted for a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on COVID-19 vaccination status in 2021. 

The WEF has been subject to controversy since it promoted the use of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to engage in a Great Reset of economies and societies globally. Several Canadian conservative politicians including Alberta premier Jason Kenney have come out vocally against the proposition. 

In February, Conservative MP Colin Carrie was also accused of spreading disinformation by his opponents after he asked the Trudeau government a question about their involvement with the group. 

“Klaus Schwab is the head of the World Economic Forum, and he bragged how his subversive WEF has ‘infiltrated’ governments around the world,” said Carrie. “In the interests of transparency, could the member please name which cabinet ministers are on board with the WEF’s agenda?”

Deputy Speaker Chris d’Entremont stated that the “audio and video” were really bad and asked Carrie to repeat his question.

Before he could do so, however, NDP MP Charlie Angus complained that he “was openly promoting disinformation.”