VIDEO: Trudeau to Make Campaign Stop in Windsor


Liberal leader Justin Trudeau made stops in Cobourg, Markham and Mississauga over the weekend and now he's coming to Windsor.

Trudeau and his team announced they will hold a rally at St. Clair Centre for the Arts at 201 Riverside Dr. W, beginning at 5pm Monday. He's is the first federal leader to visit Windsor since the campaign officially kicked off last week.

Mayor Drew Dilkens hopes the Trudeau will walk away with a better understanding of the issues in Windsor-Essex.

"Hopefully he'll talk about the automotive industry and Nemak and issues related to how we're going to help our local community stay successful," he says.

Dilkens says he's had regular contact with Trudeau over the past four years, so he doesn't plan on attending the rally; he says the event is the public's chance to interact with the Liberal incumbent.

"He's certainly a person who is accessible who likes to hear the issues and understand the issues in our community — I've always appreciated that — but at this particular time, when he's in election mode, it's really more of a campaign stop as opposed to a stop as the Prime Minister," he  says.

He's certain this is the first of many leaders to visit the region.

"I think in the next 40-days we'll probably see a lot of leaders cycling through the city of Windsor and other cities across Canada as part of the electoral function, but it's great to have the Trudeau here to sort of kick things off," he says. "I look forward to his remarks on how he's going to help build our economy and help us locally."

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and the Green's Elizabeth May spent the day campaigning in BC Sunday, and New Democrat boss Jagmeet Singh made his way through Quebec.

Canada's 2019 Federal Election is set for Oct. 21.