PPC removes riding president after gravel throwing incident at Trudeau campaign event

The National Party of Canada has dismissed its members on charges of throwing gravel at Liberal leader Justin Trudeau at a campaign stop in London, Ontario, on September 6.

Shane Marshall, chairman of the Elgin-Middlesex-London Riding Association, has been released from his position, PPC spokesman Martin Masse confirmed in an email to The Epoch Times.

“We looked at the evidence on social media and after talking to witnesses, we decided he was involved,” Masse wrote.

Trudeau was boarding a campaign bus to leave the event when gravel and debris were thrown in London, Ontario on September 6. RCMP security details tried to protect Trudeau.He said later Press conference He was unharmed, saying that it was “absolutely unacceptable” for people to endanger others at political rallies.

Kuomintang leader Maxime Bernier accused him of throwing gravel in a Twitter post on September 7.

“”Yesterday, some idiots threw pebbles at Mr Trudeau. I blame it. Words are our weapon. But physical violence is always wrong, “he writes.

PPC has increased in recent polls, showing that the party is ahead of the Greens, and Bernier said he should have participated in this week’s leaders’ debate.

He was denied participation by the Federal Leaders Debate Committee because the PPC did not meet the standards required by the Commission.

Andrew Chen

Andrew is a Toronto-based reporter.