Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau is in St. John's today.
Trudeau had lunch with supporters before visiting Mes Amis daycare on Torbay Road to speak and have a Christmas singalong with the children.
The Telegram was granted an exclusive interview with Trudeau, in which he spoke of his stance on issues concerning Newfoundland and Labrador, including DFO's control over the fishery, new prisons, and Muskrat Falls. Premier Kathy Dunderdale is expected to make an announcement about the project this evening.
"We have to be moving towards developing more renewable sources of energy," he said. "There are questions being asked about the liabilities of this specific project and the environmental concerns around it and I'm not going to weigh in on the details... it's just something we have to make sure is being done the right way to keep public trust in projects like this."
Trudeau, saying the current provincial Liberal party is in "leadership renewal," also spoke of the Harper government's decision to close the Marine Rescue Centre in St. John's, calling it a "big mistake."
See full story in tomorrow's Telegram.