Canada Trudeau begins town hall series tonight

21:51  09 january  2018
21:51  09 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trudeau faces difficult questions in Halifax

  Trudeau faces difficult questions in Halifax HALIFAX - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced difficult questions from the crowd at a town hall in the Halifax area tonight, including from a member of the navy who has ALS and from the mother of a boy with severe autism. A man with ALS who identified himself as the father of two young children and a member of the navy asked Trudeau why he doesn't have the right to try experimental drugs to fight his terminal illness. Trudeau noted during the question-and-answer session a school gym in a the Halifax suburb of Lower Sackville that the process of approving such drugs needs to be rigorous and based on science.

HALIFAX – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins a new series of town hall meetings in Nova Scotia on Tuesday night. He will hold a public town hall at Sackville High School in the Halifax suburb of Lower Sackville starting at 7 p.m.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins a new series of town hall meetings in Nova Scotia Tuesday. The local MP for tonight ’s town hall , Darrell Samson, said in a statement that the prime minister wants to hear “about issues that matter.”

Justin Trudeau standing in front of a crowd© Provided by thecanadianpress.com

HALIFAX - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins a new series of town hall meetings in Nova Scotia on Tuesday night.

He will hold a public town hall at Sackville High School in the Halifax suburb of Lower Sackville starting at 7 p.m.

Trudeau told Halifax's News 95.7 radio station these events allow Canadians to ask questions and "challenge" their prime minister about whatever issues they want.

"Absolutely no vetting. It's open to anyone who shows up at Sackville High," he said.

He said the town halls have become a regular staple of his annual schedule, and they have had an impact on policy decisions.

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Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Trudeau begins town hall series tonight . HALIFAX - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins a new series of town hall meetings in Nova Scotia on Tuesday night.

HALIFAX—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins a new series of town hall meetings in Nova Scotia tonight . He will hold a public town hall at Sackville High School in the Halifax suburb of Lower Sackville starting at 7 p.m.

"Sometimes in the bubble in Ottawa, we get wrapped up in things that aren't resonating and aren't really top of mind for a lot of Canadians, and that's why ... staying active and connected with folks in their communities is one of the most important things we can do," he said.

It's expected to be the first in a series of such gatherings across the country. Trudeau is scheduled to be at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., on Wednesday afternoon. Then he will head west.

A Nova Scotia mother who says she isn't getting enough help to care for her severely autistic son hopes to make her case to the prime minister at Tuesday's town hall.

Carly Sutherland says she'll lobby Trudeau to establish a national autism plan. Asked about that on News 95.7, Trudeau avoided the question but said Ottawa already does a lot on autism.

Also Tuesday, supporters of Abdoul Abdi, a 23-year-old former child refugee who is facing deportation to Somalia, plan a rally outside the town hall. Trudeau told the radio station he didn't want to talk about specific cases, but said Canadians are glad to know we have a rules-based system that treats everyone fairly.

Members of far-right Storm Alliance attend Trudeau's town hall in Quebec City .
Members of far-right Storm Alliance attend Trudeau's town hall in Quebec CityAlso in the crowd Thursday night were about 10 members of the far-right Storm Alliance — a group that identifies as "ultranationalist" but which claims to eschew ties to far-right white nationalists.

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