The Liberals have inserted a weighty endorsement by former U-S president Barack Obama into a party email to potential campaign donors.
In a tweet Wednesday, Obama said the world needs Justin Trudeau's ``progressive leadership now,'' and urged Canadians to re-elect the man he called a ``hard-working, effective leader'' who has taken on major issues like climate change.
I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 16, 2019
Campaigning in Quebec, Trudeau welcomed the comments, and tweeted back, ``Thanks my friend, we're working hard to keep our progress going.''
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was unfazed by his rival's big-name endorsement, saying he has millions of Canadians behind him and he's not interested in what former foreign leaders are saying.