Justin Trudeau launches his campaign for Liberal leadership

October 2, 2012

Trudeau Launches Leadership Campaign

 Vows to foster a new leadership and strengthen middle class for a stronger Canada

Montreal, October 2, 2012- Today, Justin Trudeau, Member of Parliament for Papineau, kicked off his campaign to become the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, citing the need for a strong middle class as key to a healthy Canadian economy and a united Canada.  “A thriving middle class provides realistic hope, a ladder of opportunity for those seeking to better their lives. A robust market for business. And a sense of common interest for all,” stated Mr. Trudeau.

In his Montreal riding of Papineau, alongside his wife Sophie Grégoire and their two children, Xavier and Ella-Grace, Justin Trudeau made his announcement in a local community center where hundreds of friends and supporters loudly expressed their genuine and overwhelming excitement.

“I love this country and I want to serve it,” stated Mr. Trudeau. “I am running because I believe Canadians want and need new leadership. The Conservative government is taking this country in a direction most Canadians don’t want it to go. We want a vision for Canada’s future grounded not in the politics of envy or mistrust. We must understand that, despite all the blessings beneath our feet, our greatest strength is above ground, in our people. All Canadians, pulling together, determined to build a better life, a better Canada,” added Mr. Trudeau.

Justin Trudeau’s leadership bid will also serve as a reminder to Canadians that they, themselves, built the Liberal Party. That the Liberal Party’s past is rooted in a deep connection with Canadians, their values, their dreams and their fights. The 40 year old candidate wants his campaign to be driven by a movement of Canadians that seeks to create and foster a future for the Liberal Party drawn from those shared Canadian values.

“Part of what it means to be a citizen is to step up when you think you can make a positive difference by serving your fellow citizens. This is one of those times. And the Liberal Party of Canada, together with its current members and its new members and supporters to come, is ready to make that positive difference again,” stated Mr. Trudeau

Please join Justin and be a part of the change.

For more information, visit justin.ca.

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