Nelson area residents pose with federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Park.

Trudeau Mania 2013 arrives to Nelson

It felt more like a gathering for a rock star than a politician as federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau arrived to Lakeside Park



It felt more like a gathering for a rock star than a politician as federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau arrived to Lakeside Park late Sunday afternoon to a throng of admirers.

Exiting Streetcar #23, the newly elected leader was greeted by more than 300 locals who jockeyed for position in an attempt to shake Trudeau’s hand and mug for a photograph.

Trudeau spent almost an hour at the waterfront park. As his two young children headed for ice cream and the playground, the 41-year-old aspiring prime minister gave a short speech, signed autographs and chatted with all those who made it to the front of the crowd.

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