Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal on Monday. Photo: AP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal on Monday. Photo: AP

Why Canada election candidates dodged Hong Kong protest ‘minefield’ ahead of Justin Trudeau’s win

  • Only 2,742 out of the estimated 300,000 Canadians living in Hong Kong were on Canada’s International Register of Voters as of mid-October
  • Candidates may have avoided the issue of the Hong Kong protests for fear of alienating one camp or the other, observers said

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal on Monday. Photo: AP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal on Monday. Photo: AP
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