Justin Trudeau has been hit by a handful of gravel as anti-vaccine protesters targeted the Canadian prime minister’s campaign for re-election.
a CTV camera captured what looks like white gravel hitting Trudeau and one of his bodyguards as he walked to his campaign bus in London, Ontario. the liberals canceled and event leave last month because of safety concern in bandage met anti-vax protesters.
Trudeau played down the incident, and later said he might have been hit on the shoulder and adding that he once had pumpkin seeds thrown at him.
earlier on On Monday, Trudeau had attacked conservative leader Erin O’Toole’s opposition to vaccine mandates, including for his own candidates, calling the hecklers “angry mobs” of anti vaxxers.
“Erin O’Toole takes in anyway what” of are indications of [the anti-vax crowd]’ said Trudeau.
about 74% of in eligible Canadians are fully vaccinated, but a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic is currently building, mostly among the unvaccinated.
trudeau, 49, also criticized O’Toole on Monday for waffle on gun control as the campaign will be . within final stretch before the September 20 elections, with the liberals and conservatives die almost neck and neck in the polls.
O’Toole on Sunday demolished a campaign promise to lift a ban on some assault weapons, a sensitive issue in Canada after several mass shootings in recent years. Trudeau tried to capitalize on his opponent’s service with just two weeks left to turn his fortunes around.
O’Toole “will say anything to try” electedTrudeau told supporters on a campaign event in southern Ontario, Canada’s most populous province. “That is not leadership. That’s not integrity.”
Speak in Ottawa, O’Toole refused to say how a lot of of his candidates were not vaccinated. He has die said who have not been vaccinated must be tested daily.
“Our approach, with met regarding vaccinations, we try to encourage and inform and work with people, but we will respect their personal health decisions’ said O’Toole.
Liberal strategists have said that the crucial period: of the campaign starts after Labor Day because Canadians have been more focused so far on their summer vacations than the elections.
There are two debates this week, one in French and one in English, the only occasions left in die all candidates will face one another on national television for the vote.
A Rolling Nanos Research Survey of 1200 people for CTV on On Monday, the Liberals set at 34.1% and the Conservatives at 32%, a reversal from a day earlier when the Liberals stood at 33.4% and the Conservatives at 34.9%.
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