Students at Gorsebrook Junior High weren’t afraid to ask Justin Trudeau some tough political questions on Thursday.
Fresh off a delayed fight from St. John’s, the Liberal MP continued his Atlantic tour with a Thursday speech about youth leadership before taking questions from the junior high crowd.
After answering one student’s question about Katimavik—a social program started by his father’s government in 1977 that has been cut from the federal budget—another student asked what Trudeau thought about Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“To my mind, he spends a lot of time worrying about what the people who vote for him think, and not enough time thinking about the rest of Canadians,” he said. “For me, the prime minister is supposed to be the prime minister of all Canadians.”
Trudeau later told Metro he “stay(s) away from anything partisan. I didn’t even like answering that question about Stephen Harper…it’s much more about getting them to think about the kind of world they want, and how they can express themselves.”
Other stops on Trudeau’s tour include Liberal MP Geoff Regan’s general meeting as well as two more schools and a seniors’ home in Sydney on Friday.