Trudeau formally announces he's running in 2019 election

Aug 20 2018, 12:50 pm

Justin Trudeau is officially running in the 2019 federal election.

The Prime Minister and Liberal leader announced his nomination at an event in Montreal on Sunday evening, in his riding of Papineau.

Surrounded by a cheering crowd, Trudeau accepted the nomination for the 2019 election.

“Diversity is our strength,” he said at the event. “We are greater together than we could ever hope to be on our own. You have shown leaders like myself not only what we have to focus on, but also how to deliver that change. Thank you.”

Trudeau was first elected to represent Papineau in 2008, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.

He was elected as Leader of the Liberal Party in April 2013, and in 2015, he won a majority government and became Prime Minister.

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