Some constituents feel Trudeau is too young
Justin Trudeau has so far remained silent on whether reports of him being a candidate for the leadership of the federal Liberal party are true. But in his riding of Papineau, which groups the neighborhoods of Villeray and Parc-Extension, constituents say it may be too soon for him to jump in the race.
Villeray resident Jonathan Boisclair says he likes Trudeau very much. but is worried he may still be too young.
"I think he should wait for the next race," he says, "when he is older and has more experience. But I do think he is very intelligent and could make a strong leader."
Several residents CJAD spoke to shared the same sentiment. This woman feels Trudeau has not proven himself yet to take on the role as Liberal leader.
"I think he can gain a little more experience, and in a few years, move on to become leader of the party."
But not everyone in the riding feels that way. This resident says although she is not a Liberal, if she was, no doubt that Trudeau would get her vote.
"He has the right approach," she tells CJAD. "He has the charm the conviction. He is just like his father."
The next Liberal leader will be elected April 14th in Ottawa.