Justin Trudeau will be live by video stream at Don Cherry’s Sports Grill in Kanata on Feb. 28.
The Liberal leadership candidate is hosting a Night of Nights campaign beginning at 7 p.m. in every riding across the country to discuss his ideas for Canada’s future.
“We want to get everyone together in the Carleton-Mississippi Mills area,” said campaign supporter Jordan Crosby. “We want to recruit some supporters and gain traction for the cause.”
Crosby and fellow campaign supporter Neil Bateman are hoping to encourage residents of the riding to get involved in politics. Attendees are encouraged to wear red.
“If you have questions, come on down,” said Bateman. “There is an alternative to what we have.”
Traditionally a blue riding, Carleton-Mississippi Mills was created in 2007 using 58 per cent of Lanark-Carleton and 18 per cent of Nepean-Carleton. The riding includes the town of Mississippi Mills, West Carleton, Kanata, Stittsville and Goulbourn.
“While it is blue, we’re going to do our best to sway votes,” said Crosby, adding Trudeau brings a fresh face to politics. “He’s a guy that can appeal to the common man.”
Bateman said whether a person votes blue, red, green or orange, the Night of Nights will offer the public a chance to “ask the tough questions” and form their own opinion on Trudeau and his policies.
“Come and get excited about your country again,” he said. “Come down and find out (what’s happening). If finding out makes you look somewhere else, so be it.”
Trudeau will be giving a speech to Canadians about his platform for the Liberal leadership race and will answer questions from the audience.
“I think he’s done a good job of presenting himself as a man of action,” said Crosby.