Liberal leader Justin Trudeau formally announced he will run again in the 2019 federal election.
The announcement came Sunday at a party event held in his Montreal riding of Papineau. The crowd on hand cheered as Trudeau reaffirmed his belief in what he called “positive politics,” and took jabs at Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, whom he said is creating fear and division.
The Liberal leader also promised to tackle a number of challenges that include protecting Canada’s oceans, raising the standard of living for Indigenous Peoples and narrowing the gap between rich and poor.
Trudeau was first elected to represent Papineau in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.
The riding has been held by the Liberals for almost all of the last 50 years, with the exception of 2006 to 2008 when it was held by the Bloc Quebecois.
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