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Prime Minister shows support for New Brunswick Liberal MPs in traditional Conservative territory

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WATCH: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in New Brunswick on Thursday. As Andrew Cromwell reports, the PM visited ridings that went Liberal in 2015 but have been historically strong Conservative regions – Jan 24, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued a tour of New Brunswick Thursday.

The prime minister began the day with pre-school students at Origins Natural Learning Childcare in Quispamsis, N.B.

He was there to promote the Canada Child Benefit but an undertone of an impending election was in the air.

Trudeau attended an event Wednesday for Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart. Lockhart will be looking to keep the riding in Liberal red when it has historically been one of the most Conservative tidings in the country.

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This is the fourth time Trudeau has been in Fundy Royal since the 2015 election when the Liberals swept Atlantic Canada.

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“I look forward to presenting again a strong vision that is going to grow the economy for Atlantic Canadians, defend their rights and create better opportunities for families in Atlantic Canada,” he said.

Lockhart feels the Liberals have made improvements for families since they took office, citing the Canada Child Benefit as one example. But she says the job is not done.

“We still have work to do,” said Lockhart.

“We put in the building blocks to make sure that our economy is working for everyone, not just the influential and it’ll take us the next four years to really see that change happen here.”

WATCH: Justin Trudeau makes his way through New Brunswick

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Justin Trudeau makes his way through New Brunswick – Jan 23, 2019

Trudeau continued his trek through some typically-Tory country with a stop at the historic Saint John City Market with MP Wayne Long.

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Long took the riding of Saint John-Rothesay by defeating two-term Conservative MP Rodney Weston. Long is also not lost on the fact the recent provincial election went almost completely blue in southern New Brunswick.

“That doesn’t deter me, that doesn’t scare me, that doesn’t hold me back,” said Long.

“I’m going to stand on what I’ve brought to the riding. I’m going to stand on what we’ve delivered as a government.”

Canadians head to the polls in October.