Trudeau Targets Student Vote

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks to students at Fanshawe College on Sept. 11, 2014. Photo by Ashton Patis,

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is targeting the younger generation ahead of the 2015 election.

Trudeau made stops at both Fanshawe College and Western University in London today, meeting with students and taking their questions.

He says it is no secret he wants to get 20-somethings out to the polls next year, but notes there is a lot of cynicism in politics, which makes it that much more difficult.

“Canadians in general are tired of having to vote against the parties they don’t like. People want to actually vote for something that is for them that is inclusive,” says Trudeau, who believes the students are apprehensive about their future.  “Young people are worried about the rising cost of tuition, about their prospects for finding a job but I’m also hearing a lot of concerns about the long -term of our society, whether it’s a sustainable environment or a sustainable economy.”

The Liberals have surpassed the NDP in early polls, moving into second place since Justin Trudeau took over the leadership 17 months ago.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair have said the 42-year-old is inexperienced and too young to run the country. Trudeau tells he will not launch or respond to any attack ads.