Just days before Canadians head to the polls on September 20, three leading figures in American politics have weighed in with their political backing for the 44th federal election.
On Thursday, the former US president. Barack Obama he endorsed liberal leader Justin Trudeau on Twitter, calling Trudeau an “effective leader and a strong voice for democratic values.” Obama also backed Trudeau in the 2019 federal election.
On Friday, the former first lady and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary clinton he did the same, sharing his support for Trudeau on Twitter, citing his “leadership in the fight for accessible child care, protected reproductive rights and ambitious climate action.”
Trudeau responded to both Obama and Clinton on Twitter.
Shortly after the endorsement of Clinton, the US senator and former presidential candidate Bernie sanders announced his support for NDP leader Jagmeet Singh on Twitter, writing that “There is a party that stood up for workers in the pandemic” and “a leader who has the courage to make the rich pay their fair share so that everyone receives the medication. what do you need”. need.”
Singh also responded to the endorsement on Twitter:
Here are some other notable endorsements as election campaigns head toward the finish line:
On September 9, Quebec Prime Minister François Legault strongly suggested that he preferred that the Conservatives win a minority government and praised O’Toole for his position on issues such as health transfers and immigration. Legault also praised O’Toole for pledging not to join a challenge to Quebec’s secularism law known as Bill 21: “We don’t want to see religious symbols for people in authority, Mr. O’Toole respects this, so for the Québec nation, it’s a good approach. ”
On Wednesday, former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney endorsed O’Toole at a campaign stop in Orford, Que., Saying the Conservative leader offers strong, firm and visionary leadership. The endorsement came the same day O’Toole told voters that he is not leading “your father’s Conservative Party.”
Following an election rally in Brampton, the former mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion criticized Trudeau’s decision to call elections during a pandemic, but still promised his support for the liberal leader: “I support Justin, I think he is a young man who I think has tried to do a good job, but that does not mean that I always I am a supporter of the things he does, ”he said. “I am not a liberal, I am not a conservative, and I am certainly not an NDPer.”
Former prime minister Jean christian He also endorsed Trudeau at the rally in Brampton, saying now is not the time to “move to the far right or far left.”
Trudeau also received the endorsement of the former US ambassador to Canada. Bruce heyman.
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