Justin Trudeau says he's not out of touch with the public

Federal Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau says he's not out of touch with most Canadians, despite his affluent upbringing.

Earlier this week, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair told party faithful that Trudeau just doesn't understand the challenges faced by middle-class families.

But Trudeau swept aside the personal attack, saying he's been lucky in life and he's only motivated to give back and serve the community.

The son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau made the comments while speaking to the Vancouver Board of Trade about the role of the middle-class in economic growth.

He began his speech to the crowd of nearly 800 business people by paying respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty who died on Thursday.

The Liberals under Trudeau have been courting the middle-income voters in the run-up to the next election in October 2015.

 

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  1. Joseph posted on 04/12/2014 11:13 AM
    New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair doesn't understand too much himself.
  2. Barcham posted on 04/12/2014 11:54 AM
    What does Mulcair, or anyone else for that matter, expect Trudeau to do about it? He did not choose his parents, he had no say in regards to what class or environment he was born into. The fact that he is from a part of society where he could easily sit back and live his life with little concern for others but chooses to enter politics and give back instead says a lot about his character. I wish Justin all the best and he will certainly have my vote to help him do his best in his chosen career.

    Those politicians such as Mulcair who find it easier to score points by attacking others need to do some careful reflecting on their own character and career choices.
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