Trudeau talks canola

Justin Trudeau will be focusing on the training benefits in the recently released budget as he meets with labour leaders in Winnipeg today.

The prime minister arrived in the city Monday evening and gave a speech at Liberal donor event about how this fall's election is a choice about the kind of country Canadians want.

"We can look at the populism around the world, the politics of carefully chosen dog whistles — or in some cases megaphones, these days — the politics of divisions and attacks," Trudeau said to the crowd of supporters. "Canadians might have a choice and pick that if they want to go with the Andrew Scheer and Stephen Harper approach to politics."

Trudeau didn't speak about the SNC-Lavalin controversy, but alluded to it by saying the Conservatives "have nothing to say about our budget."

"They have nothing to say to propose as an economic plan to go up against ours, so they try to change the channel and play politics."

Meanwhile, in Winnipeg this morning, Trudeau will get a tour of the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, along with Minister of International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr.

Then he will meet with the head of Richardson International Curt Vossen and CEO of Richardson's parent company Hartley Richardson before visiting the Manitoba Federation of Labour in the afternoon.

China suspended canola imports from Richardson for what one Chinese official alleged was the detection of hazardous organisms in the company's product, although there is wide speculation it's retaliation for Canada's arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.

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