Trudeau criticizes Conservatives after 3 MPs met with far-right German politician

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that the Conservative Party "owes some explanations" to Canadians after three MPs from the party were photographed having dinner with Christine Anderson, a member of the European parliament who represents the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany. He said Conservatives need to "own up and really disassociate from hateful, vile, intolerant rhetoric or tell the truth and explain that they actually have room for those rhetorics and that intolerance within their party." Conservative Party Leader Pierre Poilievre, in a statement released Friday, denounced Anderson, calling her views "vile" that her "racist, hateful views are not welcome here."