Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes stop in Waterloo Region
Stephanie Villella , CTV Kitchener
Published Monday, October 14, 2019 5:34PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:35AM EDT
MANNHEIM - It's the final stretch until election night and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made a stop in Waterloo Region on Monday.
He appeared at the Hubertushaus in Mannheim to speak and celebrate Oktoberfest.
"Stop Conservative cuts and elect a progressive government," said Trudeau to the crowd at the event.
While people inside told CTV Kitchener he had great words to say, protesters outside felt differently.
A group from Fair Vote gathered outside the hall to protest against Trudeau's failed 2015 promise of electoral reform.
"Our goal here is to let him know that Canadians have not forgotten," said Jonathan Cassels of Fair Vote. "This is important to us. There are lots of people out here who this is a defining issue for."
With only one week left until election night, candidates are making appearances across the country.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh was campaigning in Vancouver on Monday and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer stopped in Winnipeg. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May spent the weekend in Ashcroft, B.C. with her family.
Trudeau also visited Cambridge earlier on Monday to meet with candidate Bryan May.
Local protestor Jeffrey Shaver, otherwise known as 'Bong Guy', made his presence known at the stop and was subdued.
This is Trudeau's second time in the region. He made a stop in Waterloo on the sixth day of the campaign trail.
"I think it's important that he's out in the community. But it doesn't overly change my opinion on him," one voter told CTV News.
Scheer and May also made stops in the region during the campaign, but Singh has not.