After his threat .. Canadian Prime Minister continues his campaign with a bullet-proof vest[/rtl]
[rtl]Date: 2019/10/14 8:45 • 72 times read[/rtl]
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he plans to continue his campaign as usual after wearing a bullet-proof vest the day before due to security threats, according to the channel "CBC" which revealed the matter.
"This will not change the way I run my election campaign," he said on the sidelines of an election rally in York a week before the legislative election.
Trudeau was wearing a short-sleeved shirt as usual during his election festivals, but on Saturday he wore a windbreaker under long-sleeved clothes.
Asked by reporters about the nature of the threats, Trudeau replied: "My first concern was for my family and all Canadians in the room." He declined to give further details.
"Threats against political leaders have no place in our democracy," wrote his main conservative rival Andrew Sher on Twitter.
But the leader of the New Democratic Party, Jagmit Singh, described the threats against Trudeau as "disturbing," according to a tweet also on Saturday, on Twitter.
The Liberal leader's arrival was delayed by more than an hour and a half on Saturday to an election event in Mississauga, a city on the outskirts of Toronto, where he was waiting for about 2,000 supporters.
The channel "CBC" that the security presence there was higher than usual after a security threat, but his campaign team refused to give an explanation to strengthen security measures.
The prime minister gave his speech without incident and was surrounded by several police officers and then mingled with the crowd before leaving the room.
Local media said his wife, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, was expected to co-present him on stage, but did not appear.
During election campaigns, the Canadian police maintain a daily log of hate messages, targeting online political leaders for fear of possible violence, according to the BBC.