The Prime Minister came to Calgary Wednesday to support Liberal candidates in two upcoming Calgary byelections.
Justin Trudeau attended a rally for Liberal candidates Haley Brown and Scott Forsyth, telling the crowd of about 1,000 that it won’t be easy to win the seats previously held by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney. But Trudeau noted few expected the Liberals to win two seats in Calgary in the 2015 election.
“People are tired of being taken for granted, “he said. “They want a better option. And that’s exactly what we’re putting forward. We will not write off any corner of this country. That’s what I’m doing right here. That’s why I go to every byelection,” said Trudeau.
Trudeau reminded party supporters the liberals have been listening to Albertans and taking action to make their lives better–including the approval of two pipeline projects.
“The previous government for all its chest-thumping about being pro-Alberta was unable to do, we actually got pipelines approved. And the way we did that is by showing leadership and responsibility on the environment. So, we know the conversations we’re having at the door aren’t always going to be the easiest in places that have been long-held by the Conservatives.”
Trudeau said the Conservatives think they can continue to take Calgary for granted, but said voters are tired of that attitude.
The by-elections in Calgary-Heritage and Calgary-Midnapore will be held on April 3 to replace Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney.
with files from Aurelio Perri, News Talk 770 and Canadian Press.