Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama – Leading figures share support for Prime Minister as Canadians go to the polls
Just days before Canadians went to the polls on September 20, three leading figures in American politics gave their political endorsement for the 44th federal election.
Thursday, the former US president Barack obama supported Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau on Twitter, calling Trudeau “an effective leader and a strong voice for democratic values.” Obama also supported Trudeau in the 2019 federal election.
Friday, the former First Lady and Democratic presidential candidate of 2016 Hillary Clinton followed suit, sharing his support for Trudeau on Twitter, citing his “leadership in the fight for accessible child care, protected reproductive rights and ambitious climate action.”
Trudeau responded to Obama and Clinton on Twitter.
Shortly after Clinton’s approval, the US Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie sanders announced his support for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh on Twitter, writing that “there is a party that has stood up for workers during the pandemic” and “a leader who has the courage to make the rich pay their fair share so that everything the world is getting the medicine they need. “
Singh also responded to the approval on Twitter:
Here are a few other notable mentions as election campaigns head to the finish line:
On September 9, Quebec Premier François Legault strongly suggested he preferred the Conservatives to win a minority government and praised O’Toole for his stance on issues like health transfers and immigration. Legault also congratulated O’Toole for pledging not to join a challenge to Quebec’s secularism law known as Bill 21: “We don’t want religious symbols for people in position of authority, Mr. O’Toole respects that, so for the Quebec nation, this is a good approach.
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney backed O’Toole during a campaign stop in Orford, Que. On Wednesday, saying the Conservative leader was providing strong, stable and visionary leadership. The approval came the same day O’Toole told voters he was not leading “your father’s Conservative Party.”
Following a campaign rally in Brampton, former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion criticized Trudeau’s decision to call an election during a pandemic, but still pledged support for the Liberal leader: “I support Justin, I think he’s a young man who I think tried to do a good job, but that doesn’t mean that I always support the things he does, ”she said. “I am not a Liberal, I am not a Conservative and I am certainly not a New Democrat.
Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien also backed Trudeau at the rally in Brampton, saying now was not the time to “go to the far right or the far left.”
Trudeau was also supported by the former US Ambassador to Canada Bruce heyman.