Trudeau rallies Liberal supporters in Conservative riding

On Monday evening, south of Ottawa, it very much felt like the official federal election campaign was already well underway. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau headlined a rally in the riding of Carleton, which is held by veteran Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre. A smiling Trudeau shook hands, patted backs and posed for dozens of photos as he made his way through a crowd of chanting supporters. He road-tested speech material as he addressed partisans inside the packed campaign office of local Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers, who lost to Poilievre by fewer than 2,000 votes in 2015.