July 23, 2013 - 2:20 PM
KELOWNA - Federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau shook hands with Kelowna residents on the downtown waterfront this morning.
Kerry Park filled with people all of ages hoping to get photos, ask questions and chat with the leader who one day hopes to replace Stephen Harper as Prime Minister.
Trudeau stepped away from parliament to make a three day, six-city RV tour of Southern B.C. to promote his vision for a Liberal majority government.
"My biggest problem with our current government is not that it can be mean-spirited from time to time... it's that I find it to be unambitious," he said.
"This government throws up its hands and says well you know what, we're doing better than Spain... maybe we are - but that's not good enough."
Trudeau says his focus right now is to meet as many people as possible around the country. He a gave warm greeting to local Conservative Member of Parliament Ron Cannan while at the same time acknowledging their political differences.
"There are an awful lot of things that I disagree with Ron on," but praised him for his work serving the community.
When asked about his position on the decriminalization of marijuana Trudeau said he supports legalization of the drug. He says it's a policy resolution the Liberal party is sticking with, but says," I don't feel yet that we're in a place where we're actually going to be able to have a robust enough conversation... our politics is so partisan right now."
Being a relatively young political leader, Trudeau says he's better able to engage the younger generation in politics.
"When I got elected I was the 29th youngest person in the house," he says and makes a point of including young activists in his campaign.
Trudeau will be making a stop in Vernon this afternoon.
(JULIE WHITTET /InfoTel Multimedia)
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