Justin Trudeau makes quick campaign stop in Steveston

The Liberal Party leader swept into Steveston with his entourage, glad-handing spectators and residents

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau did a campaign walk-through in Steveston on Wednesday afternoon with Steveston-Richmond East candidate Parm Bains (right) | Photo: Maria Rantanen, Richmond News

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau breezed into Steveston on Wednesday afternoon to meet local candidates, their supporters and some local business owners.

During his brief appearance, Trudeau wasn't taking any questions from reporters, including the Richmond News.

However, employees from Prawns on the Spot at Fisherman's Wharf, who were selling the last of the Chinook salmon, could be heard telling Trudeau to look after the small fishers, not the fish farms.

“Get the Atlantic salmon out of the water, Justin, out of B.C. waters… Chinook need your support, multinational companies do not,” said Lynette Kershaw with Prawns on the Spot, a local fishing company.

And one heckler was also heard shouting about the Taliban, in reference to the takeover of Afghanistan.

During his walk around the wharf at Steveston, Trudeau shook hands with diners on the patios of local restaurants and posed for selfies with kids

Richmond News