Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold town hall meeting in Nanaimo next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold town hall meeting in Nanaimo next week

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a town hall event at Western University in London, Ont., on Jan. 11. (Geoff Robins/Canadian Press). Photo courtesy of the CBC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be holding a town hall meeting in Nanaimo next week.

The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed that the town hall meeting will take place on Feb. 2. Few details on next Friday’s meeting were provided, but the office said the town hall “offers an opportunity for Canadians to discuss how we create more jobs and grow the economy.” The venue and the meeting time will be announced closer to the date.

Trudeau has been travelling across the country as part of his town hall tour. There have been town halls in Halifax, Hamilton, London and Quebec City.

He will be in Winnipeg at the end of this week and also plans to be in Edmonton on Feb. 1.

The prime minister has encountered hecklers and protestors during this year’s town hall tour.

In Lower Sackville, N.S., the prime minister was asked how it felt to be “the first prime minister ever found guilty of a federal crime” (an overreaching reference to the ethics commissioner’s findings that his Christmas 2016 visit to a billionaire’s private island violated Parliamentary rules).

During the next evening in Hamilton, an audience member got riled up about Ottawa’s $10.5-million payout to former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr.

Then in London, Ont., there were interruptions from two hecklers. One of them was removed by police.

With files from the CBC


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