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Canada Here's What It's Like To Campaign Against Justin Trudeau In His Own Montreal Riding

07:20  21 october  2019
07:20  21 october  2019 Source:   mtlblog.com

Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally

  Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest on stage at a campaign rally after a security threat, senior Liberal sources tell CBC News. His appearance at a crowded rally of about 2,000 supporters in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday evening was delayed by 90 minutes and featured a much heavier security detail around Trudeau once the Liberal leader took the stage.Uniformed tactical officers wearing heavy backpacks surrounded the Liberal leader as he addressed the crowd. His wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, was initially supposed to introduce him but did not appear on stage.

It ’ s not hard to understand why. Trudeau ’ s leftwing posturing has been exposed as a sham. And he pressured his own justice minister to exempt a well-connected and corrupt engineering giant from a The Liberals’ inflated rhetoric against the Conservatives also disguises just how comfortable they are

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets supporters at a rally Thursday in Montreal . (Stephane Mahe/Reuters). “This election has been a bit like a rugby scrum where everyone has been locked in and not really able to give a lot of way on both sides of the pitch,” said pollster Shachi Kurl, executive

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  • MTL Blog interviewed four of the candidates from the Papineau riding about their thoughts on our current Liberal Prime Minister.
  • We're used to hearing the heads of each political party speak their mind about Trudeau, but we took this opportunity to find out what it's like to run in the same riding as him.

This is MTL Blog’s Election Interview Series.

Leading up to the federal election on October 21, we’re speaking to candidates from Canada’s major federal political parties, including the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party, and the People’s Party of Canada.

Trudeau says threat to his safety grows from online polarization and hate

  Trudeau says threat to his safety grows from online polarization and hate TORONTO — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says a security threat that forced him to wear a bullet-proof vest on Saturday is an unfortunate consequence of an online campaign of hate and lies that is polarizing politics both in Canada and around the world. Trudeau is also accusing the Conservatives of "reprehensible" conduct and "flat-out" lying to Canadians about the Liberals, but he is not blaming them for whatever threat prompted an increase security presence on his campaign.He says the blame for the threat — which neither he nor the RCMP will explain — lies at the feet of the person or people who made it.

By Kelsey Johnson OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’ s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday accused his Conservative rival of Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau visit a Royal Canadian Legion as he campaigns for

Justin Trudeau campaigns in Quebec on 16 October. And his refusal to play dirty politics – in contrast to the veteran politicians he was facing off against – inspired young voters to come out in record numbers. Polling shows Trudeau essentially tied with his Conservative rival, Andrew Scheer.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to keep a close eye on his own riding in Montreal as he battles through the final hours of the campaign period. Trudeau is facing some stiff competition at a local level, with many of the candidates offering progressive ideas tailored to the unique needs of Papineau.

Harjit Sajjan, Justin Trudeau standing in front of a crowd© Justin Trudeau Although none of the candidates have Trudeau's name recognition, they're all working hard on their local campaign to unseat the Prime Minister. It'll be no easy task, however.

Trudeau has held the riding since 2008 and if history is any indication, he'll most likely win again. Other than a Bloc Québécois detour in 2006, Papineau has been a Liberal stronghold since 1957.

Everyone knows what Andrew Scheer and Elizabeth May have to say on the issues, but what about the Prime Minister's local competitors? We reached out to four candidates and asked them what it's like to campaign against Justin Trudeau.

‘You’re just jealous of my eyebrows,’ Trudeau tells crying baby

  ‘You’re just jealous of my eyebrows,’ Trudeau tells crying baby Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau promised a crying child in New Brunswick that, one day, the infant would have eyebrows like him.Trudeau took an unusual approach to comforting a sobbing infant in New Brunswick on Tuesday when he seemed to fixate on the youngster's lack of ... well, eyebrows.

Trudeau called it a mistake and apologized publicly for it .[39][40] When apologizing, Trudeau also confessed to having worn similar makeup in high-school On October 2, 2019, a man told Singh to cut off his turban to look more Canadian during a campaign stop. He politely responded Canadians "look

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival Andrew Scheer slugged it out on Sunday on the last day of a rancorous election campaign . With Canadians going to the polls on Monday, the Liberals and Tories went into the home stretch in a dead heat

We asked the candidates four questions:

  • How does one prepare for a local campaign against the sitting PM?

  • What are the perceptions of PM Trudeau in his riding?

  • How are young Montrealers in your riding reacting to his many controversies and do you believe that will change their vote?

  • What's one policy that you will bring to Ottawa if you end up winning Papineau?

Here's what they had to say.

All responses have been edited for clarity.

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Sophie Veilleux, Conservative Candidate

Sophie Veilleux, candidate conservatrice dans Papineau

Sophie Veilleux is a Papineau native who used to work in marketing for the pharmaceutical sector. She is a mother of two and is passionate about the environment. This is her first campaign.

"To us, this is not a campaign against someone, it's a campaign to deliver our positive conservative message to the people about our policies for them and the positive impact they'll have on their lives and those of their loved ones. It's a people-centred campaign," Veilleux tells MTL Blog.

Trudeau accuses Tories of running 'one of the dirtiest, nastiest campaigns'

  Trudeau accuses Tories of running 'one of the dirtiest, nastiest campaigns' MONTREAL — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says the Conservatives are running one of the dirtiest, nastiest campaigns based on disinformation that Canada has ever seen. Trudeau went on to say that Canadians are saddened to see some parties running polarizing and negative campaigns using tactics imported from other countries. Over the weekend, a security threat forced Trudeau to wear a bulletproof vest at an event, and the next day he lamented the divisive nature of the campaign.He said the Conservatives are adopting the politics of fear and negativity, though he did not blame them for the security threat.

Justin Trudeau chose more difficult roads during his career — partly, it seems, to show he had not He built his own cadre of advisers, mostly from his own generation. And at key points in his career Justin Trudeau studied French and English literature at McGill University in Montreal , but after that

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop at the Hamilton Fire Department' s administration and training academy in Hamilton on " It ' s impossible to keep track of how many direct questions from reporters that Justin Trudeau has dodged. It ' s simpler to just list the straight answers

"Serving people demands agility, consistency, empathy and hard work. The policies and messages I will be taking to Ottawa will evolve as the needs and requirements of people in my riding do."

"As of now, young families will be able to have more money to celebrate a new birth, as maternity and parental benefits will be tax-free under a Conservative government, among other measures that will enable people to get ahead."

READ ALSO: Where The Conservative Party Stands On Issues That Matter To Montrealers

Christine Paré, NDP Candidate

Christine Paré has been an advocate for socialism, affordable housing, feminism, and women's rights since she was a teenager. Originally from Burkina Faso, she's lived in Montreal's Parc-Ex for 17 years. This is her first campaign.

"I have an advantage because I live in the neighbourhood. I know the people and when I speak to them, they're enthusiastic to speak with me. We only see the Prime Minister when he's doing parades or events. I think Papineau citizens don't believe the Prime Minister cares about their issues," says Paré.

Jeered and cheered in Calgary, Trudeau spends final day of campaign in B.C.

  Jeered and cheered in Calgary, Trudeau spends final day of campaign in B.C. VANCOUER, B.C. — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is making his final pitch to voters with a whirlwind trip through British Columbia. The Liberal campaign will make several stops in and around Vancouver today, including in ridings held by the New Democrats, before heading over to Victoria for the last rally before Canadians cast their ballots Monday. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, as well as both NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and the Green'sThe Liberal campaign will make several stops in and around Vancouver today, including in ridings held by the New Democrats, before heading over to Victoria for the last rally before Canadians cast their ballots Monday.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop at the Hamilton Fire Department' s It certainly looked at one point that he might spontaneously combust like a Spinal Tap drummer, such was his There is no place for ambivalence in Trudeau ’ s world. His star Montreal candidate, Steve Guilbeault

Canadian Press – It ’ s a familiar old photograph, but it can still move Justin Trudeau to tears. Montreal Gazette – Justin Trudeau surprises cartoonists before their presentations at the convention for the Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists in Montreal .

"There's a rental crisis happening in Papineau. It's happening to the people in his riding who elected him. They're losing their houses and are falling into poverty. The Prime Minister needs to help poor people and build affordable housing, which he hasn't done."

"Young Montrealers, especially at a local level, are very concerned about climate change, getting help with tuition, and fighting poverty and income inequality. I think they feel like Trudeau betrayed them because he approved the pipeline, helped millionaires in the fossil fuel industry, and broke his promise to fight climate change."

READ ALSO: The NDP Will Increase Taxes On The Super-Rich & End Pipelines

Juan Vazquez, Green Party Candidate

Juan Vazquez

Juan Vazquez was born in Mexico and now lives in Villeray. He and his family arrived in Canada as refugees when he was only 15 years old. He is part of the sustainable development team at the National Bank of Canada and has participated in the last five UN Conferences on Climate Change. This is his first campaign.

"It's an honour to run against the Prime Minister. It's a great opportunity for me to lead by example and try to innovate and do things differently. We have nothing to lose and everything to gain in this election. It'll be tough because Justin Trudeau is like a superstar. When you're doing door to door, a lot of people in the riding think you're representing Trudeau. He doesn't have to do a lot for people to vote for him," says Vazquez.

Dominic LeBlanc thanks supporters for election win from hospital bed in Montreal

  Dominic LeBlanc thanks supporters for election win from hospital bed in Montreal MONTREAL — Re-elected Liberal Dominic LeBlanc is thanking voters in his New Brunswick riding from his hospital bed in Montreal, where he's undergoing cancer treatment. LeBlanc, a cabinet minister under Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, is hospitalized for a bone-marrow transplant. He stepped away from his duties as minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs in April after being diagnosed with a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.In a statement, LeBlanc says he regrets that he was unable to visit the riding during the election campaign.

It ’ s important to remember that Trudeau ’ s scandal does not cancel out the importance of his government’ s project. With any luck a majority of Canadians remain unshaken in the values of liberal democracy, fair governance and the international rules-based order. Come September, my country

Trudeau believes his survival will depend on winning the suburbs around Toronto, areas he won easily four years ago. Trudeau was asked if he had requested that endorsement and he didn’t deny it. So the desperation didn’t arise with Obama, it ’ s coming from within Trudeau ’ s own camp.

"Still, a lot of people are not happy with him in the riding because he broke his promises on the pipeline and ended up doing way less on climate change than he said he would do. I feel a lot of young people are coming to the Green Party because of that. Young people are in touch with the planet and want leaders who care. For example, an idea I would bring to Ottawa is to try to make Canadian parks waste-free."

"I think politicians need to change, we need to move to a low-carbon society, and this is a great opportunity for the Green Party to gain traction. With the resources that we have, we can run a different campaign than anyone else. We have to live more in harmony with everything that we do, economics, society — all of it, to help the planet."

READ ALSO: The Green Party Promises To Expand Public Transit In Quebec & Increase Immigration

Mark Sibthorpe, PPC Candidate

Mark Sibthrope is a payment loyalty expert and grew up in the West Island. He used to support the NDP but says he grew disillusioned with the party's policies and joined the PPC. This is his first campaign.

"I chose to run because I'm sold on the PPC platform. The PPC team in Papineau is amazing and honestly, running against Justin Trudeau is a dream come true. I'm running because I'm very frustrated about the economy, the housing crisis, and the $30 billion cost per year for immigration," says Sibthorpe.

His victory speech barely over, Trudeau hits the métro for selfies, handshakes

  His victory speech barely over, Trudeau hits the métro for selfies, handshakes Continuing a practice begun four years ago when his Liberal Party formed a majority government, Prime minister Justin Trudeau returned to the Jarry métro Tuesday morning to thank constituents for their support. Though he had been giving a victory speech in downtown Montreal just a few hours before — after a vote that was finally counted well after midnight — the smiling Trudeau seemed energetic as he stood by the subway station escalator to shake hands and take selfies with early morning commuters. Métro riders were delighted to see him. “I am so happy you won,” one man said.

“ Justin Trudeau has made it clear he will pay any price to stay in power, and he will use your money to do it ,” he told reporters. Trudeau was scheduled to make four stops in Ontario before flying later Saturday to the western provinces of Manitoba and Alberta, where anger against the Liberals is rising

Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party and his wife before giving his victory speech in Montreal .CreditCreditJim Young/Reuters. While the Liberal Party had emerged on top in several polls over the past week, its lead was short of conclusive and Mr. Trudeau was an untested figure.

"In my experience, Papineau is a very diverse area. When I was out getting signatures, it seemed like 1 in 4 people were immigrants. It's just the reality of the district and it's a unique demographic. At the same time, there's a lot of vote-buying going on in the riding. Trudeau has a lot of support behind him and he has a lot of impact on the ground. He's present in the riding and is always present at the events. So, I don't think too many people are bothered by him."

"I don't believe in environmental alarmism, but I acknowledge there's a climate issue. If you want to talk about problems, water pollution is the number one issue in Canada."

READ ALSO: Here's Where Canada's Federal Parties Stand On Issues That Matter To Montrealers

Missed our other interviews? Check them out here:

Jagmeet Singh, New Democratic Party

Alexandre Boulerice, New Democratic Party

Steven Guilbeault, Liberal Party

Maxime Bernier, People's Party of Canada

David Tordjman, Conservative Party

Clement Badra, Green Party

The Canadian Federal election is happening on Monday, October 21st, 2019.

Voting for the first time? Want to know more about how our electoral system works? Check out our own guide on how to vote in Montreal!

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