The Canadian Prime Minister, M. Pierre Trudeau, yesterday (Tuesday) defended his policy of using armed?
GV Troops patrolling and jeeps.
CU Armed guard out of car followed by diplomat
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REPORTER: But you seem with your army troops, you seem to be combatting them almost as though it is as a war.
TRUDEAU: Don't be silly, we're not combatting them as if it were a war. We're using some of the army as peace agents. So that the police can be more free to do their job as policemen.
REPORTER: There's a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don't like to see helmets and guns, all I can say is go on and bleed. It's more important to keep law and order in this society than to be worried about weak-knee-ed people who don't like the look of...
REPORTER: At any cost? How far would you go with that? How far would you extend that?
TRUDEAU: Just watch me. I think that the society must take every means at its disposal to defend itself against the emergence of a parallel power which defies the elected power in this country and I think that goes to any distance. As long as there's a power here that's challenging the elected representatives of the people, I think that power must be stopped. It's only these weak knee-ed bleeding hearts who are afraid to take these measures."
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Background: The Canadian Prime Minister, M. Pierre Trudeau, yesterday (Tuesday) defended his policy of using armed troops to guard Parliament hill in Ottawa and described critics of the policy as "Weak knee-ed" and Bleeding hearts."
The use of troops to guard buildings and diplomats follows the Montreal kidnappings of a British diplomat and Quebec cabinet minister by French separatist extremists.
Speaking to reporters, Mr Trudeau said: