Justin Trudeau visits St. John's

Tara Bradbury
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Liberal leadership candidate talks about his stance on N.L. issues

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.  



Twitter: @Tara_bradbury

Organizations: Marine Rescue Centre

Geographic location: St. John's, Torbay Road, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Recent comments

  • Fred from Brigus
    December 19, 2012 - 05:17

    Did he wear his old mans motorcycle jacket with the SWASTIKA on it ?

  • Mary
    December 18, 2012 - 16:45

    Nice to Justin with children. This honest, warm interaction with children says a lot about this man. It is time we had empathy and warmth in the political sphere rather than coldness or anger. It is time for Canadians to vote in a new generation of politicians like Justin-a leader who cares. Goodness knows we need one.

  • Tim Jamison
    December 18, 2012 - 10:37

    The biggest potential disaster in Canadian history (well, since the original Trudeau) came here for a singalong? How nice

    • Fred from Brigus
      December 19, 2012 - 05:21

      At least he was wooing his same age group.

  • moose hunter in central
    December 18, 2012 - 09:25

    TRUDEAU IN CENTRAL, WOW ! i can see mp scott simms now, the same scott simms who flip-flop on the gun registry hanging unto this guys pants leg. hoping some day trudeau will form a government and scotty boy will be looking for that cabinet post. the same mp who put his liberal party ahead of us gun owners he was suppose to represent.

  • original townie
    December 18, 2012 - 06:45

    Visiting Mes Amis daycare for a speech and Christmas singalong......really? All the way from "up along" for that. I guess he is recruiting voters, as it will take their vote before he sees Prime Ministership. Some people still think they are a "shoe in" on daddy's legacy. Sad.....

  • the finger salute
    December 17, 2012 - 17:22

    all we hear from this guy and his puppet mp's is harper bashing. go back to QUEBEC. what does he have to offer canadians ? OOPS ! i forgot, like father, like son. THE FINGER !

  • david
    December 17, 2012 - 17:09

    So did he avoid the striking airport workers and arrive by private jet? Ah, the populist Liberal prince.....