After announcing $420 million for Algoma Steel and visiting Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig Centre of Excellence in Anishinaabe Education, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped to get a refreshment at a local restaurant.
MP Terry Sheehan and Trudeau visited Big Lake Cabin on Queen Street to meet with donors and community members. The visits most memorable moment was an exchange between a young boy and the PM.
The young boy exclaimed when seeing Trudeau, who sat in a chair across from him, “You’re the Prime Minister.”
The PM, not fazed, responded “last time I checked.”
“Your job is to take good care of the people,” said the boy.
Trudeau took that moment to explain.
“I’ve certainly been working hard, but you know what? I don’t do it alone, this guy helps out big time,” he said to the boy. “Terry is amazingly helpful, he’s your local MP here.”
The boy’s mother explained to him that Terry helps take care of our town, the innocence in the child was clear when he looked at both the PM and Terry and said thank-you.
The PM also stopped to meet with Lidia Richards and her husband, they were the first customers he spoke with.
Lidia explained to him that she had met his father years ago, so she had now met both Trudeau Jr. and Sr..
“It was exciting I guess, it’s nice to meet someone who’s been doing so much for the country, for the city, and he’s a very pleasant man,” Richards told us after her visit.
The PM spent about 20 minutes at the location. In a quick follow-up with one of the owners of the Big Lake Cabin they said he took an iced tea with him back to his motorcade. By the time he left citizens had gathered on the sidewalk to watch him pull away.
He will be flying back to Ottawa today.
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