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Justin Trudeau's cross-country tour heading to Iqaluit, Yellowknife

Trudeau will take part in a public meet and greet in Iqaluit Thursday afternoon. It'll be followed by a campaign-style town hall event in Yellowknife Friday morning.

Campaign-style events happening across Canada

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the public at a town hall at the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Jan. 26. His tour hasn't come without criticism. (John Woods/Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to have finalized his itinerary for his trip to Yellowknife and Iqaluit. 

Trudeau is scheduled to meet with Inuit leaders in Iqaluit Thursday morning.

Thursday afternoon, he'll take part in a one-hour public meet hosted by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and the Nunavut government, according to ITK president Natan Obed.

Obed says it's important people come out to the event and talk with federal leaders.

"You never know what is going to touch them, you never know what human interaction is going to spark real change in how they think about the world," he said.

"Sometimes I think people underestimate their own power to persuade and to tell their reality [in a way] that makes a impact on people who have power."

The event starts at 4:15 at Inuksuk High School. 

Friday in Yellowknife

Trudeau will be holding the campaign-style town hall event in Yellowknife Friday morning, according to a post on Liberal MP Michael McLeod's website.

The post states the event will take place at the Yellowknife Multiplex in the DND gym. It begins at 9:30 a.m. and is scheduled to last an hour. 

McLeod also posted about the news on Twitter. 

There has been a bit of confusion surrounding the itinerary, with officials previously suggesting it would begin earlier in the morning and happen at Yellowknife City Hall. 

Trudeau has been making stops across Canada this year,  taking questions — and at times, jeers — from crowds on Indigenous issues, military exports, subsidies for the fossil-fuel industry and real estate regulation.

He visited Yellowknife and Iqaluit during the 2015 election campaign.

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