Kitchener-Waterloo

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau touts track record during campaign stop in Waterloo region

Hundreds of people turned out to watch Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau make stops in Waterloo region Monday night. Trudeau made a quick pit stop at a pizza restaurant in Cambridge, and tapped a keg during a longer stop at an Oktoberfest party in Wilmot Township.

Liberal leader visited pizza restaurant and tapped Oktoberfest keg

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau greets supporters at a pizza restaurant in Cambridge. Trudeau made a quick stop at the restaurant before attending an Oktoberfest event at a German hall. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

Hundreds of people turned out to watch Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau make stops in Waterloo region Monday night.

Trudeau made a quick pit stop at a pizza restaurant in Cambridge, and tapped a keg during a longer stop at an Oktoberfest party in Wilmot Township.

The Liberal leader did not take questions from reporters. He did make a speech to supporters during the Oktoberfest event, touting his track record as prime minister and drawing comparisons between Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and Ontario premier Doug Ford.

"[Doug Ford] is dragging his heels on investments in infrastructure that your community — and communities right across the province — need. And now Andrew Scheer is asking us to double down on Conservative cuts," Trudeau told the crowd. 

"I don't think so."

Scheer told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo in August that a Conservative government would be "full partners" in funding municipal infrastructure.

Dawn Mills says she wants to hear more about how federal leaders would make life easier for families struggling to pay their bills. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

Although many in the crowd Monday night were Liberal supporters, some were still weighing each party's merits. That group included Cambridge mom Dawn Mills, who said she's still hoping to hear more from federal leaders about how they would help low-income people.

"Kids are going to school hungry and, you know, parents are struggling to put food on the table," said Mills.

In response to a question from CBC about how a Liberal government would address the needs of low-income people, a spokesperson for Trudeau said the party plans to cut taxes "for the middle class and people working hard to join it" and increase the Canada Child Benefit.

"We have made a lot of progress, and we know that there is more to do to ensure that everyone – including the most vulnerable people – benefits from the strong economy," the spokesperson said in a statement.

Trudeau told supporters at the Oktoberfest event that his government would create jobs and address climate change. (Paula Duhatschek/CBC)

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