Trudeau, Dryden Reflect On Campaign-Style Visit

Monday, March 10, 2008 at 15:36



A member of Canadian political royalty visited several northern Saskatchewan communities this past weekend.


Justin Trudeau was in Fond du Lac, Wollaston Lake, Stony Rapids and La Ronge to provide the by-election campaign of the Liberals’ Joan Beatty a boost.


Trudeau says, after meeting Beatty, he’s confident the controversy that surrounded her nomination will be a non-issue to voters.


He also says the residents of the communities he visited conveyed to him their sense of detachment from the rest of the country — including the political processes.


Liberal MP Ken Dryden was doing his part to help Beatty’s campaign by visiting the northwest part of the riding over the weekend.


Dryden made it to communities like Ile-a-la-Crosse, La Loche and Buffalo Narrows.


He says he was struck by how many constituents know Beatty or her family personally.


Dryden says the Liberals made it clear with the drafting of the Kelowna Accord that they believe the time to make a substantial difference in the lives of Aboriginal Canadians is long overdue.