- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 12, 2017

The former Hollywood bombshell who once posed with Communist troops during the Vietnam War is now warning activists not to be “fooled by good-looking liberals.”

Jane Fonda’s beauty helped sell her activism going as far back as her infamous trip to North Vietnam in 1972. The actor now cites her meetings with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on environmental issues as proof that putting political stock in a pretty face can lead to disappointment.

“The lesson is we shouldn’t be fooled by good-looking liberals,” Ms. Fonda said while in Edmonton, The Canadian Press reported Wednesday. “We all thought, well, cool guy. What a disappointment.”

At issue for the environmentalist was Mr. Trudeau’s ability to rein in greenhouse gas emissions and honor a global climate accord agreed to in Paris in 2015.

“He talked so beautifully of needing to meet the requirements of the climate treaty and to respect and hold to the treaties with indigenous people,” Ms. Fonda said. “Such a heroic stance he took there, and yet he has betrayed every one of the things he committed to in Paris.”

The Canadian leader has been criticized by environmentalists for approving plans to triple the capacity of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain line between Edmonton and Burnaby, British Columbia.

Another company’s proposal for a Northern Gateway pipeline was rejected.

“When Prime Minister Trudeau says he looks forward to working with [U.S. President-elect] Trump on yet another tar sands expansion pipeline, Keystone XL, that tells you everything you need to know about Trudeau’s commitment to respecting indigenous rights,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs told the newspaper.

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