Navdeep Bains Acclaimed as Liberal Candidate in 2019 Federal Campaign Kickoff

Navdeep Bains
Navdeep Bains - Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The Liberals have nominated their first candidate for next year’s federal election.

At a Toronto-area rally Wednesday evening that included a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Navdeep Bains was acclaimed as the Liberal candidate in Mississauga-Malton.

The minister of innovation, science and economic development says he will run a positive campaign and will steer clear of fear-based politics.

He says the economy will be the party’s number-one priority.

Trudeau, meantime, doubled down on his positive approach and the “sunny ways” campaign that brought his party to power in 2015.

He says negativity will surround both him and the party in the year ahead.

“Around the world, the politics of division, of polarization, of populism are taking more and more hold,” Trudeau said to a cheering crowd of hundreds at a convention centre in Mississauga, Ont.

“We have to demonstrate here in Canada, for ourselves, for our communities, for our kids — but also for the world — that those don’t always work.”

The Canadian Press