"Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet, the only other major party leader campaigning publicly Sunday, said he has no interest in forming a coalition with anyone. “There will be no support for a government, for a party, for a coalition or anything of the sort,” Blanchet said in French during a campaign stop in an NDP-held riding northeast of Montreal."
"Kelly McParland: Trudeau wanted to give Canadians coalitions — he may yet do so! Suddenly NDP leader Jagmeet Singh sees his prospects improving. 'Oh, absolutely,' he said when asked if he’d join forces with other parties, except the Conservatives"
What's described in this article is very odd. It says there was a direct threat against Trudeau at the rally he was at the other day, but they decided to go ahead with the event anyway. It seems a dangerous decision to make when there are 2,000 supporters in the same room. Trudeau was wearing a bullet-proof vest and was surrounded by special agents, but what if the person had accidentally shot or attacked the other people in the room instead? Surely it would have been safer for everyone to have cancelled the event.
"There was, it emerged, a specific threat in the room against Trudeau personally (as opposed to a general threat to the public). The RCMP’s recommendation was to put on a show of strength to deter the threat and to send Trudeau’s wife and children back to the hotel.
The decision was also taken that the show must go on, which must have been terrifying for the Liberal leader, knowing there was the very real prospect that someone in the room was trying to kill him."
It's a difficult decision. On the one hand you can't let terrorism threaten democracy. On the other I agree with AJS; it's quite something for Trudeau to turn up in a bullet proof vest and security, while completely understandable, his expecting are just as vulnerable and not anywhere near as well protected. Well done to those who did go but they shouldn't have had to go. Just because nothing happened doesn't make it okay.