Liberal election campaign targets Gail Shea on P.E.I.

A visit by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to P.E.I. Monday focused on the west end of the province, and the only Island riding not held by a Liberal.

Shea is the only non-Liberal MP on P.E.I.

Justin Trudeau visited western P.E.I. for the second time in six months on Monday. (CBC)

A visit by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to P.E.I. Monday focused on the west end of the province, and the only Island riding not held by a Liberal.

Trudeau was back on the Island for the second time in six months. Both visits had Summerside, where Conservative incumbent Gail Shea for Egmont has her riding office, as his focus.

"This is a really important election and I'm determined to win it," he told a crowd of supporters.

Robert Morrissey is the Liberals' pick to take down Gail Shea in Egmont. (CBC)

He also appears determined to sweep the seats on P.E.I. The Liberals held all four seats on the Island from 1988 to 2008, when Shea took Egmont. She won it again in 2011.

Robert Morrissey is running against Shea for the Liberals this time around, and he confirms Egmont is a target for his party.

"Mr. Trudeau has identified that Egmont is a priority of his, he would like to see Egmont returned with a Liberal MP," said Morrissey.

"He's been working closely with me and my campaign team on that."

Trudeau is the second of the federal leaders to visit P.E.I. during this election campaign.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.