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01/16/2018 17:11 EST | Updated 01/16/2018 17:42 EST

CJFE Petition Urging Trudeau To Cancel Trump's G7 Summit Invite Taken Down

It had said "admitting Trump for any occasion, summit or state visit presents a threat to Canadian values of pluralism and inclusion."

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump talk as they arrive for a family photo, during the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017.

A Canadian press freedom organization has taken down a petition that called on Justin Trudeau to rescind Donald Trump's invitation to the G7 summit in Quebec in June after criticism.

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression had posted the petition on its website, writing that "repeated attacks by the Trump administration against press freedom and free expression have done enormous harm to American democracy."

"Admitting Trump for any occasion, summit or state visit presents a threat to Canadian values of pluralism and inclusion."

CJFE also called on Trudeau to come up with a way for a U.S. delegation to attend without Trump, and for summit security plans to comply with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

But a number of people on Twitter saw CJFE's campaign as ironic. They responded to a tweet promoting the petition that has since been deleted.

"Promote free expression by banning someone you disagree with. Got it," wrote James Dueck.

"Uh, no. that's not how this works," another person wrote.