Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to lecture her about her country’s LGBTQ record.
Media outlets reporting on the interaction noted that Meloni looked “visibly annoyed” by Trudeau’s remarks.
“Obviously, Canada is concerned about some of the (positions) that Italy is taking in terms of LGBT rights,” said Trudeau.
“But I look forward to talking with you about that.”
An official press release by the Canadian government recounted the conversation.
“The leaders also exchanged views on the importance of protecting and defending human rights, including the rights of 2SLGBTQI+ people,” a summary of the meeting stated.
Meloni has been outspoken about her opposition to indoctrinating children with gender-ideology and its associated harms.
Prior to being elected in Oct. 2022 Meloni made several speeches in which she denounced the breakdown of family values and structures.
“They said it’s scandalous for people to defend the natural family founded on marriage, to want to increase the birth rate, to want to place the correct value on human life, to support freedom in education, and to say no to gender ideology,” said Meloni.
“The embarrassing ones are those who support practices like ‘womb for rent’ abortion at nine months, and blocking the development of children with drugs at eleven years of age,” said Meloni.
Meloni has rejected claims that she is transphobic and insists that she is fighting for the rights of women.