Winnipeg, Manitoba

Prime Minister Trudeau sumipot sa Jollibee

By Ted Alcuitas

Proving once again that the Filipino vote in Winnipeg is something no politician can ignore, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made sure that he had a photo-op at the newly opened Jollibee in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg location is the first in a planned four-locations in Canada.

The Prime Minister was in town as part of his cross-Canada public town hall tour.

Media reports say Trudeau casually walked into the store and said “hey guys” as cameras rolled in and the crowd erupted into cheers and excitement. Winnipeg Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux and MLA Cindy Lamoureux, who both represent nearby ridings at the provincial and federal level, were also there to give him and his staff a warm reception.

Trudeau became a sensation to Filipinos at the last Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila in 2015 where he was mobbed by crowds eager to have a ‘selfie’ with the newly-elected prime minister.