Justin Trudeau greeted to mixed reviews in Saskatoon Thursday night

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau answers questions at a Saskatoon campaign rally on Thursday, September 19th. Photo courtesy CJWW.

(Files from CJWW)

The first leader of the major parties in the October 21st federal election to visit Saskatchewan was Justin Trudeau.

The Liberal Leader was in Saskatoon Thursday evening for a campaign rally at the Delta Bessborough hotel.

Trudeau was greeted with a cheer by his supporters before questions about the carbon tax, Indigenous peoples and of course the recent “brownface” scandal were all thrown at him.

When asked about the scandal that has made headlines around the world, those in attendance Thursday night had mixed feelings.

One man acknowledged that the photos and video were from years ago before most of us knew any better, but at the same time said Trudeau needed to be more sensitive as an aspiring politician.

Most believed Trudeau is not racist, but rather possesses a lack of judgement when it comes to certain sensitive issues.

The Liberal Leader once again apologized to the crowd before pushing some campaign promises.


Trudeau said the controversial carbon tax is going to put more money into the pockets of Saskatchewan people next year.

“What we’re doing on pricing pollution in Saskatchewan, actually returns to the average family of four this year just over $600, more than you’ll be paying with the price on pollution,” trudeau told the crowd.

Trudeau also mention a grant program the Liberals have ready to go if they form government once again next month.

“Just a few days ago I announced that a re-elected Liberal government will be creating through BDC Canada 2,000 $50,000 grants every year for small businesses across the country, to be that feed money that is going to lead you to succeed,” Trudeau said.

While leaving the Bessborough Thursday, Trudeau was greeted by a small group of protesters who chanted “Trudeau has got to go”.

Trudeau will be in Toronto on Friday, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer heads to Atlantic Canada, Green Leader Elizabeth May will be in Calgary.

People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier is trying to hold onto his own seat in Quebec and is spending Friday campaigning there.

The NDP’s Jagmeet Singh will speak to potential voters in southwestern Ontario.

Canada votes October 21st.



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