March 26, 2017 6:17 pm
Updated: March 26, 2017 6:19 pm

Trudeau tours Montreal riding ahead of federal byelection

Justin Trudeau is seen visiting small businesses in Stephane Dion's former riding with Liberal candidate Emmanuella Lambropoulos. Sunday, March 26, 2017.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing his byelection campaign tour with an appearance in Montreal’s Saint-Laurent riding Sunday afternoon.

Trudeau is visiting small businesses in Stéphane Dion’s former riding with Liberal candidate Emmanuella Lambropoulos.

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The 26-year-old Lambropoulos pulled off a stunning upset when she won the nomination over a former provincial cabinet minister considered to be the party favourite.

Former foreign affairs minister Stephane Dion held the riding since 1996 and it has been Liberal for decades.

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Earlier, Trudeau served as grand marshal at a Greek Independence Day parade in his Papineau riding.

READ MORE: Justin Trudeau opens Greek Independence Day parade in Montreal

Five federal byelections are being held on April 3rd for two seats in Ontario, two in Alberta and one in Quebec.

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