Sophie Grégoire Trudeau visits Ladner, thanks volunteers

While her husband was busy campaigning in Ontario, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau was in Ladner Village Wednesday morning.

Grégoire Trudeau spoke to a couple dozen enthusiastic volunteers at Liberal incumbent Carla Qualtrough’s 48th Avenue campaign office before visiting with merchants in the village.

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After a warm welcome from Tsawwassen First Nation elder Ruth Adams, Grégoire Trudeau expressed her gratitude to the volunteers for their time and energy in knocking on doors and encouraged them to keep going in the lead-up to voting day on Oct. 21. 

“We are not here to make history, we are here to make Canada a better place,” said the 44-year-old former television host. “We are people with a vision, and I am so proud of the platform that we have and I am proud of my husband for gathering so many incredible candidates and members of Parliament and ministers and volunteers across the country. We all live such fast-paced lives… but let’s not forget about each other. We are all allies.”

The visit came one day after Qualtrough released her local platform, which includes promises to work closely with the city’s mayor to increase affordable housing, to protect and restore the Fraser River estuary, combat criminal activity at the port and upcoming casino, and increase access to family doctors.

A minister in Justin Trudeau’s cabinet, Qualtrough said she is also committed to ensuring federal funding will be available for major infrastructure projects such as the George Massey replacement, a new track and field facility at North Delta Secondary, raising the dikes and expanding public transit.

“As we approach Oct. 21, Canadians have an important choice to make: keep moving forward and invest in our community and our people, or go back to the Conservative politics of fear, division and cuts to the services our community relies on,” said Qualtrough. 

No announcements had been made about visits to Delta by the spouses of any other federal party leaders at the time of posting.

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