Canadian Tweet Storm

Richmond Hill MP Majud Jowhaari tweeted that he hopes "the brave nation of Iran have the opportunity to air their legitimate financial, social and political concerns with the support of their elected government." (CBC)
Richmond Hill MP Majud Jowhaari tweeted that he hopes “the brave nation of Iran have the opportunity to air their legitimate financial, social and political concerns with the support of their elected government.” (CBC)

The Liberal MP for Richmond Hill is facing the ire of many of his Iranian-Canadian constituents after posting a tweet many see as an attempt to legitimize the theocratic government in Iran.

Iranian-born Majid Jowhari was elected in the 2015 election to represent Canada’s most Iranian riding. But his Iranian-Canadian constituents, many of whom strongly oppose Iran’s regime, have become some of his fiercest critics.

On Dec. 30, as the protests in Iran were building, Jowhari put out two tweets containing Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland’s official statement supporting the right of Iranians to protest

Jowhari added his own thoughts.

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