On the campaign trail, yesterday Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said he can’t back down as anti-vaccine protesters trail his events in Ontario. He says the crowds of people who shout conspiracy theories and racist remarks outside his campaign events don’t represent Canada. Protesters even hurled small rocks at Trudeau. The Prime Minister brushed it off on the campaign bus following the incident.
Here's the video of stones being thrown towards the Prime Minister while he was leaving his campaign stop in London, Ontario this evening pic.twitter.com/MNOVHIKMiY
— Sarah Sears (@iamSas) September 6, 2021
When Trudeau got on the plane this evening we asked him whether he was hit by gravel. He says some might have hit his shoulder. When I asked him whether it “might have” or it did, he asked if that mattered. pic.twitter.com/oQ00jKFWKi
— Abigail Bimman (@AbigailBimman) September 6, 2021
While campaigning in Ottawa, Erin O’Toole said his party would double the Canada Workers Benefit up to a maximum of $2,800 dollars for individuals or $5,000 dollars for families. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh used a Labour Day campaign stop to highlight the party’s commitment to universal child care, higher minimum wages and paid sick leave. Singh said Trudeau has had plenty of time to push through measures such as paid sick leave for federal workers.
The main federal party leaders are in Central Canada today as the election campaign enters its fourth week. Justin Trudeau starts the day on home turf, making an announcement in Montreal. Later in the day, he’s due to travel to Ottawa, where he’ll participate in a virtual town hall with volunteers. Erin O’Toole is spending a second day at his Ottawa home base, a ballroom in the Westin Hotel. He’s scheduled to make an announcement in the morning, and hold a virtual telephone town hall with Ontario residents in the evening. Jagmeet Singh, meanwhile, is campaigning in Toronto, where he’s set to make an announcement on climate action this morning.
Photo Credit: Sarah Sears via Twitter