Justin Trudeau coming to Muskoka - Feb. 15
February 1, 2013
MUSKOKA - Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau is dropping into Muskoka for a lunch-hour chat with locals this month.
Trudeau will be making a stop at the Bracebridge Sportsplex on Friday, Feb. 15 at noon to meet with voters in the Parry Sound-Muskoka riding. Greg Black, who is heading the Trudeau campaign here, says Trudeau is already attracting a lot of support across the country from voters both young and old, and that he expects an enthusiastic reception from locals in Muskoka.
“There are dozens and dozens of people in Parry Sound and Muskoka that have gotten involved in election and leadership campaigns in support of all the political parties, and our campaign will certainly want to capitalize on the experience that traditional political supporters can bring to the table,” said Black in a release. “But we are putting a major emphasis on reaching out to people who have never been engaged in politics in a meaningful way.”
One of those strategies involves a new selection process, where the Liberal Party is waiving membership fees, thereby allowing newcomers to vote for the new party leader at no cost in April.
“Justin Trudeau is focused on changing the way politics is done in this country, and his approach and ideas are spiking interest from a lot of people who don’t always pay a lot of attention to politics,” said Black.
Black and the local Trudeau team have also started a new, regional Twitter account at @PSM4justin to keep Muskoka and Parry Sound residents in the loop. A localized Facebook page is also expected to spring up in the next few days.
“As we roll out our local campaign in the next few days, we anticipate that a lot of people across Muskoka and Parry Sound will be looking at Justin and what he stands for,” said Black, “And we think people will get really enthused about the prospect of getting a little bit involved in politics and decide to register as Justin supporters.”
At the same time, Black said the party will be reaching out to supporters through more traditional means like phone calls and emails.
“We want to tap into the mass of people who have never perhaps seen a reason to get involved in politics, and encourage them to have a look at what Justin has to offer as a potential Liberal leader and future prime minister of the country.”
The meet-and-greet with Trudeau is free, but organizers are asking anyone interested in attending to register in advance so they have an idea of how many people to expect. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
“We think there is going to be a lot of interest and a lot of excitement about Justin coming to this riding,” said Black. “There has been a lot of enthusiasm and very keen interest in small and large communities across the country as Justin has been touring, and we certainly expect people here are going to want to meet him and hear what he has to say.”
For more direct information about the Trudeau campaign and to register for the meet-and-greet email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the campaign team via Twitter or the upcoming Facebook page.
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