Trudeau stops in Antigonish

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Federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau mingles with a crowd during a stop in Antigonish at the Legion yesterday afternoon. Dozens turned out for a glimpse of the popular Liberal party leader. AMANDA JESS – TC MEDIA

He may be a national party leader, but he came bearing a provincial message as he stopped in at a Liberal rally in Antigonish on Thursday afternoon.

Federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised the Nova Scotia provincial election was coming soon and with it change. He was joined by Randy Delorey, Liberal MLA candidate for Antigonish.

“We’re going to make history in Nova Scotia. We’re going to make Darrell Dexter the first one-term Premier this province has ever seen.”

Although Trudeau’s stop was brief, approximately a hundred citizens and supporters squeezed into the Legion to hear him speak.

Trudeau pushed Delorey and provincial Liberal Party leader Stephen McNeil as good candidates for the election.

“We need people who are serious about the community they want to represent, the community they want to serve and  who are serious about tackling head-on the big challenges we’re facing.”

While Trudeau didn’t address recent comments about legalizing marijuana during his speech, it did come up during the media scrum.  

He said that although there may be more important issues, he’s interested in speaking about it for many reasons. One of those reasons, he said, is the cost to Canadians to prosecute offenders.

“The bottom line is the current war on drugs hasn’t worked to keep marijuana out of the hands of our teenagers, specifically.”

Trudeau had a full schedule planned with stops in Auld’s Cove and Sydney before the day’s end.


Organizations: Liberal Party

Geographic location: Antigonish

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