A Canadian pastor’s son, Nathaniel Pawlowski, called out for international help in a speech to the European Parliament.
His father, Pastor Artur Pawlowski, might spend 10 years in prison after preaching to truckers blocking the U.S.-Canada border. Nathaniel’s desperation was clear, “Canada has fallen,” he told the parliament.
From Church Raids to Arrests: Pastor’s Fight for Freedom and Faith
Nathaniel’s speech centered on his father’s story, his father who has been in and out of trouble with Calgary authorities. Pastor Artur Pawlowski was forced out of his own church during a 2021 Easter service by police checking for COVID-19 compliance.
The pastor didn’t give up. He was arrested five times for ignoring a court order and continuing his services.
Once, police arrested him in the middle of a busy highway as he was going home from church. Another time, he was apprehended at the tarmac of Calgary International Airport after a speaking tour in the United States.
His ‘crime’ was delivering a 19-minute speech to truckers protesting vaccine mandates at Alberta’s border with Montana in February 2022. He was found guilty of mischief and breaching a release order in May.
Nathaniel Pawlowski Condemns Canadian Government’s Actions as a Threat to Liberty
Nathaniel Pawlowski revealed to the EU Parliament that he faced charges for public preaching and reading from the Bible.
He says that the Canadian government views these actions as non-inclusive and hateful. “This is what the Canadian government is doing to us,” Nathaniel lamented.
Powerful!!! 👁👁🔥🆘🇨🇦Pastor Artur Pawlowski’s speech at the European Parliament via video and Nathaniel Pawlowski’s speech in person at Brussels, Belgium! Testifying about the persecution happening in Canada!
— Artur Pawlowski (@ArturPawlowski1) July 4, 2023
In a powerful statement, Nathaniel compared Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to “a modern-day Caligula,” suggesting that Trudeau, like the Roman emperor, was acting out of control.
“We cannot let these mad emperors run wild,” Nathaniel warned. He went on to claim the government was using the pretext of health, safety, and protection to strip away rights and impose tyranny.
Mislav Kolakusic, an MEP from Croatia, was another supporter of Nathaniel’s invitation to speak at the parliament. He too harshly criticized Trudeau, accusing him of oppressing Canadians under a “pseudo-liberal boot” and violating civil rights.
PM Trudeau, in recent months, under your quasi-liberal boot, Canada 🇨🇦 has become a symbol of civil rights violations. The methods we have witnessed may be liberal to you, but to many citizens around the🌎it seemed like a dictatorship of the worst kind. pic.twitter.com/FZuc6aDZ1I
— Mislav Kolakusic MEP 🇭🇷🇪🇺 (@mislavkolakusic) March 23, 2022
Among the European MEPs who invited Nathaniel to address the parliament was Christine Anderson from Germany.
She openly criticized Trudeau back in March 2022, accusing him of violating basic rights by criminalizing and persecuting his own citizens as terrorists,” because they resisted his “crooked concept of democracy.”
She went as far as to call Trudeau a “disgrace for any democracy.”