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by John Helmer, Moscow 

In two public performances of less than two minutes apiece, Chrystia Freeland (lead images), Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister, and leader of Canada’s war against Russia, has demonstrated bizarre facial and upper torso symptoms.

Political analysts and psychiatrists have been asked if they believe Freeland is suffering from a clinical pathology or drug abuse. Cocaine use has been ruled out. According to a medical psychiatrist, “the display [of symptoms] is remarkable. And just as remarkable, they disappear when [Freeland] takes the tribune from the prime minister and starts to make a speech herself. The control of torso, eyes, and speech she shows then is not consistent with chronic cocaine use.” The source, who specializes in treating drug addiction, says that Freeland’s display of symptoms does not reveal the twitches, tics, or other involuntary muscular movements usually seen with cocaine users.

“What can I make of the relentless movements,” the source commented. “[They] are more or less non-stop and they serve to draw attention away from everybody but herself. In her speech, there was no restlessness.  It was fluent and clear. But she was the centre of attention then. It seems to me that with all her restless movements taking so many different forms she could still be the centre of attention…In some ways she was like the child who must always have attention.”

Another expert source believes Freeland’s symptoms have been diagnosed clinically in the US as Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD). This has been reported in a research paper published in January of this year: “a chronic and enduring condition marked by a consistent pattern of attention-seeking behaviours and an exaggerated display of emotions. Typically emerging in late adolescence or early adulthood, individuals with HPD are often characterized as narcissistic, self-indulgent, and flirtatious. Individuals with HPD may feel undervalued when not in the spotlight, leading to a persistent need for validation…People presenting with HPD typically demonstrate rapidly shifting and shallow emotions that others may perceive as insincere…Women are four times more likely to be diagnosed with histrionic personality disorder than men.”

Canadian political analysts report that Freeland’s condition has long been recognized among male voters; less so among female voters. The analysts also note that as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loses general voter approval, and also the support of his Liberal Party constituency, Freeland’s ambition to replace him before the national election next year, is becoming more obvious.

Her HPD symptoms, the sources say, become extreme when she appears in public with Trudeau, revealing her impatience to replace him.

In this personal contest of wills and of political power in Canada, the national and provincial polls are showing that the looming defeat of Freeland’s side in the war against Russia, the partition of the Ukraine, and the loss of more than C$4 billion in Canadian military donations to Kiev,  are making no (repeat no) difference to the election outcome in Ottawa.

Watch the Vancouver, British Columbia, incident on March 27 here.    Freeland’s display of symptoms continued until Prime Minister Trudeau began speaking; the camera then focused on him alone.  She followed to the tribune with a scripted speech of her own after eight minutes, when her eye, hand, and shoulder symptoms stopped.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/

The Winnipeg, Manitoba, incident has been reported by Mats Nilsson on Twitter after the Vancouver display; follow the presentation of symptoms here.   

The film sequence runs for 1 minute 18 seconds. Source: https://twitter.com/

However, the sequence was filmed on November 9, 2023, when Freeland was obliged to wait on stage while the Manitoba  finance minister,  Adrien Sala,  made a speech. In the frame (below), Freeland is with Sala at centre, and the Manitoba premier, Wab Kinew, is on the right.  

Source: https://www.cpac.ca/
At the start of her speech in each episode, four months apart, Freeland repeated the point of apologizing to her predecessor for having to use an extra foot-stand to disguise her shortness (1.5 metres) and elevate herself.  

Freeland’s career to promote herself and the neo-Nazi ambitions of the Ukrainian community in Canada  – the largest Ukrainian diaspora outside the country identifying as anti-Russian – has been documented in this archive.  Her grandfather, Mikhail Chomiak’s career as a profiteer and propagandist of the ethnic cleansing of the Ukraine and murder of Russians, Jews and Poles, was documented from January 2017;    Freeland and her supporters have dismissed this record, including US Army intelligence and Polish police files, as Kremlin propaganda.

The recording of Freeland’s facial and torso displays have not been noted in Canadian politics before. Layman observers have suspected the display to be symptomatic of drug use, particularly of cocaine. The standard lists of symptoms of cocaine use include restlessness, agitation, irritability, tremors, involuntary muscular spasms,  and volatile behaviour, such as temper tantrums. Sources who have worked with Freeland in the past note that her screaming fits were commonplace. Click for background here and here.  

The singlemindedness of cocaine users has also been recorded in the research literature as a consequence of neurobiological changes in the brain caused by the drug. According to this report, “some laboratory animals, if given a choice, will ignore food and keep taking cocaine until they starve.”   

In Freeland’s case, singleminded pursuit of the prime minister’s job has been recorded since her career as a Toronto member of parliament for the Liberal Party began in October 2015. This ambition has been accelerated since national polls showed a large majority of Canadians wants Trudeau to step down; Freeland has been identified in the polls as a frontrunner to take over.

Source: https://www.ipsos.com/
This Ipsos poll appeared on November 29, 2023. But the poll results also showed Freeland to be unelectable among opposition party supporters. “Chrystia Freeland has the most name recognition, and the greatest potential to improve Liberal fortunes at the ballot box. Freeland has the highest support from Liberal voters (63%) but doesn’t make as much headway with NDP (29%) or Green Party (26%) voters. None of the potential Liberal leader replacements hold sway with Conservative voters; around one in ten Conservative voters is likely to consider voting for each of the Liberal leader replacements.”  

In December Freeland called in a reporter to announce that she is “definitely running in the next election”, Since then Canadian pollsters have recorded that Canadian voter support for her and for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has continued to dwindle.

Are Freeland’s clinical symptoms more political than psychiatric? In Vancouver last week,  was Freeland displaying her personal animus towards Trudeau as he continues to trail far behind the Conservative Party leader  Pierre Poilievre. In the latest Canadian polling, published on April 3, the gap between the two politicians is 33.4% for  Poilievre to 21.5% for Trudeau; 38% to 26% in party preference.

Although Freeland is running ahead of Trudeau among Liberal Party voters, the polls reveal she is trailing voter sentiment for anyone-but and the preference against all. This hostility to Freeland is particularly visible among Canadian men, and in the Canadian prairie states where her Ukrainian grandfather Chomiak migrated after release from a US Army prison camp, and where Freeland grew up.   

Source: https://nanos.co/

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Canadians’  disapproval of Freeland’s management of the country’s finances is accelerating.   

When asked last December if she aims to challenge Trudeau for leadership of the Liberals before the 2025 election, Freeland refused to deny it. She said instead she was focused “first and foremost on supporting Canadians.” 

Although Freeland is Canada’s leading Ukrainian – she owns an apartment off Maidan Square in  Kiev — the defeat of the Ukrainian forces on the battlefield, and of Canadian financial support and military aid for the war against Russia, have not surfaced as concerns among Canadian voters.

Source: https://nanos.co/

Asked if Freeland’s impatience to replace Trudeau is getting the better of her self-control, a Vancouver political commentator said: “Perhaps — but she’s almost less popular than he is. It’s just like in the States and in Britain. It’s a choice between a [urinary tract expletive] and an [proctological expletive].”

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