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Justin Trudeau, Conservative MP Ron Cannan Meet At Kelowna Rally

07/24/2013 12:20 EDT
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Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, speaks during a press conference July 8, 2013 in Lac-Megantic, two days after a massive explosion caused by a runaway oil tanker train derailed and flattened part of the small Canadian town. The death toll has risen to 13, a coroner said July 8th, and dozens more remain missing. AFP PHOTO / STEEVE DUGUAY (Photo credit should read STEEVE DUGUAY/AFP/Getty Images)

There was a surprise for Justin Trudeau at an event in Kelowna on Tuesday when an area Conservative MP dropped by to greet the Liberal leader.

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan was on hand for a gathering in the city's Kerry Park on Tuesday where Trudeau addressed hundreds of people on issues such as marijuana legalization, water safety and bringing more hope to politics, The Kelowna Capital News reported.

Cannan actually found himself agreeing with many things Trudeau had to say.

"What he said, it's hard not to agree with -- all comments about balancing the environment and the economy, working together for a stronger future for not only our children, but our grandchildren (as well)," he said.

Trudeau himself had kind words for Cannan, saying he respects the work he's done in his community, but that he still hopes to replace his government in the next election, AM 1150 reported.

Trudeau has embarked on an RV tour of B.C. that began in Cranbrook last Sunday, The Province reported. It is Trudeau's first in the province as Liberal leader.

Trudeau has taken a largely informal approach to the tour, holding open events in parks and engaging with people directly instead of meetings behind closed doors.

He addressed a crowd of about 200 people in Nelson on Sunday and later met with party supporters and local residents in Trail on Monday.

That day also proved to be an emotional one as Trudeau visited Kokanee Lake, the site where his brother Michel died in a skiing accident in 1998.

Trudeau will next hold events in Surrey and Vancouver.

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