Las Vegas Review-Journal

Trudeau makes final appeal ahead of Canada’s election

- By Rob Gillies

TORONTO — On the final campaign day of a tight election battle, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that his Conservati­ve opponents would weaken the nation’s battle against the pandemic and said Canadians need a government that follows science.

Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party is in a close race with the rival Conservati­ves and that it is unlikely on Monday to get the outright majority needed to govern without relying on an opposition party to remain in power.

“We do not need a Conservati­ve government that won’t be able to show the leadership of vaccinatio­ns and on science that we need to end this,” Trudeau said at a campaign stop in Montreal on Sunday.

Conservati­ve leader Erin O’toole has refused to say how many of his party’s candidates are unvaccinat­ed and Trudeau has been reminding Canadians of that at every opportunit­y.

O’toole has described candidates’ vaccine choice as a personal health decision, but a growing number of vaccinated Canadians are becoming increasing­ly upset with those who refuse to get vaccinated.

Trudeau supports making vaccines mandatory for Canadians to travel by air or rail, something the Conservati­ves oppose. And Trudeau has pointed out that Alberta, run by a Conservati­ve provincial government, is in crisis.

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