Federal Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau will be in Cornwall to speak with party faithful in mid-February.
Local riding association president Del Jones said Friday Trudeau will be in Cornwall Feb. 12 at the Best Western.
“We are pleased that Mr. Trudeau, the M.P. for Papineau has accepted our invitation to address, members, supporters and those interested in the federal Liberal leadership campaign,” said Jones.
The Stormont Dundas South Glengarry riding association will host a meet and greet for Trudeau in the Cabaret Room at 1515 Vincent Massey Drive Cornwall from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
“This is an open event, anyone from the public that would like to hear Trudeau speak or meet him is welcome to attend, there is no admittance charge, everyone is welcome,” said Jones.
Trudeau was first elected to Parliament in the 2008 general election in the Montreal area riding of Papineau, he was re-elected in 2011.
His father Pierre-Elliott was a popular prime minister for years.
“As the March 3 cut off for signing up new members or supporters to be eligible to vote in the Liberal leadership contest Mr. Trudeau’s visit is welcome as an excellent opportunity for residents of this riding to see and hear first-hand why they might want to become involved in this process,” said Jones. “All leadership candidates have been invited to visit our riding.”