Trudeau surprises people in Burnaby while campaigning ahead of byelection

Prime minister was in town to support Liberal candidate Richard Lee

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau surprised students studying for exams and SkyTrain commuters in Burnaby Monday afternoon. 

He was in town campaigning for Richard Lee, the Liberal candidate in the Feb. 25 Burnaby South byelection.

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The two politicians first paid a visit to La Forêt, a cafe in the riding, and made the rounds speaking to a mix of unsuspecting patrons and Liberal supporters who came to meet him.

Trudeau and Lee then made their way to the Metrotown SkyTrain station, where they greeted commuters. As he took selfies with people, the prime minister told them to vote for Lee in the byelection. 

Lee, a former B.C. Liberal MLA, is running against NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Conservative Jay Shin, Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson of the People’s Party, independent Terry Grimwood and independent Valentine Wu.


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