Trudeau will stop at Blessed Sacrament Catholic elementary school Monday afternoon, where he’s expected to meet with students and teachers. Liberal Peter Fragiskatos, seeking re-election in London-North-Centre, will also attend.
“The prime minister coming to Windsor to open a campaign I think sends a strong signal about the party’s commitment to this region and also to their expectations for what we’re going to be able to accomplish in the campaign at this region,” said Doug Sartori, president of the Windsor West Federal Liberal Association.
The Liberal’s Windsor West candidate Sandra Pupatello hinted that Trudeau would be coming to the region after Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains came to her campaign kick-off last week.
The Windsor-Tecumseh riding is still without an official Liberal candidate, though three people are vying for the nomination: Ward 7 City Coun. Irek Kusmierczyk, Windsor lawyer Linda McCurdy and former Liberal candidate Jeewen Gill.
“I think that the expectation is that we have a good story to tell about what we’ve accomplished for the people of Windsor-Essex,” Sartori said. “And that the prime minister’s expecting a great reception here.”
The event takes place on Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Clair College’s Centre for the Arts.