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Justin Trudeau will make Red Deer stop

 Liberal candidate Justin Trudeau laughs after visiting a polling station in his Papineau riding of Montreal, October 14, 2008. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau is heading to Red Deer this weekend.

Trudeau is prepared to meet the public on Sunday at Red Deer College’s Far Side Bar & Grill. Trudeau will address local Liberals and others and, time permitting, respond to questions from the public, said a news release released today.

He is scheduled to arrive in Red Deer at 2:30 p.m. Trudeau will be en route from Ponoka, where he is to speak at 1 p.m. at the Kinsmen Recreation Centre.

Trudeau is the eldest son of Margaret Trudeau and Pierre Trudeau, the late former prime minister of Canada. The 41-year-old was first elected as an MP in Montreal in 2008.

Trudeau is one of nine candidates running for the party’s top job. The others are MPs Marc Garneau and Joyce Murray, former MPs Martin Cauchon and Martha Hall Findlay, lawyers David Bertschi, Deborah Coyne and George Takach, and Karen McCrimmon, a retired lieutenant colonel.

The first leaders’ debate was held in Vancouver on Jan. 20.

The Liberal leadership race will travel to Winnipeg for a second debate on Saturday, Feb. 2, and end when a new leader is chosen on April 14 in Ottawa.



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