Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to make stop in Waterloo region Monday

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will return to Waterloo region Monday for campaign stops in Cambridge and at an Oktoberfest event in Mannheim.

Trudeau expected to stop in Cambridge and at Oktoberfest event

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is seen in this file photo after he tapped the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest keg in 2016. He will return to the region on Thanksgiving Monday to go to a local coffee shop in Cambridge and then visit Hubertushaus in Mannheim. (Kate Bueckert/CBC News)

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will return to Waterloo region Monday, making stops in Cambridge and Mannheim in the afternoon.

It's part of a number of brief stops across southern Ontario on Thanksgiving Monday. He starts the day in Windsor then hits Tillbury, London and Hamilton before coming to Waterloo region.

Trudeau's first stop in Waterloo region will be in Cambridge where he'll visit a coffee shop with incumbent Liberal candidate Bryan May. 

May is up against Conservative Sunny Attwal, NDP's Scott Hamilton, Green Party's Michele Braniff, People's Party candidate David Haskell, Manuel Couto of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada and George McMorrow of the Veterans Coalition Party of Canada.

Then just before 6 p.m., Trudeau is scheduled to take in Oktoberfest celebrations at the Hubertushaus on Bleams Road in Mannheim. He's expected to speak at the event and be joined by Tim Louis, the Liberal candidate in Kitchener-Conestoga.

Louis is hoping to unseat Conservative candidate and incumbent Harold Albrecht in the riding. They're also up against NDP's Riani de Wet, Green Party's Stephanie Goertz and People's Party candidate Koltyn Wallar.

Return trip to the region

Trudeau has been to the region before to celebrate Oktoberfest. He tapped the keg in 2016.

This will also be Trudeau's second stop in the region since the start of the campaign. He previously visited a public school in Waterloo on Sept. 16.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was in the region in August, when he sat down with CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition host Craig Norris for an interview. During the campaign, he visited two local ridings — Cambridge and Kitchener South-Hespeler — on Sept. 24.

Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May has also been to the region, making a two-day stop on Sept. 16 and 17. She stopped by The Morning Edition, touted her platform and talked about the need to put in place regulations around artificial intelligence and data collection.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier have not yet visited Waterloo region during this election campaign.


  • In an previous version of this story, the first name of People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier was listed as Patrick. Patrick Bernier is a candidate for the People's Party in Kitchener Centre, he is not the party's leader.
    Oct 14, 2019 12:01 PM ET


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