Trudeau's London, Ont., town hall interrupted by hecklers

Posted In: News Date:Jan 12th, 2018

Justin Trudeau's third town hall of his cross-country tour saw repeated interruptions from two persistent hecklers who interrupted questioners and attempted to shout down the prime minister before one of them had to be forcibly removed by police. 

The first came when Trudeau was trying to answer a question from a young boy who asked how he deals with his "haters."

"I don't really have to worry too much about being defined by what someone thinks of me," Trudeau said, noting that, as a child, people would tell him that they did not like him because their parents didn't like his father.

A woman then stood up in the crowd and started shouting about free speech, the security threat posed by Canadians who left to join ISIS and are now beginning to return home, and the decision to locate the town hall at a university.

She was also upset about M-103, the motion passed in the House of Commons that called on federal politicians to condemn Islamophobia