Canada PM Trudeau to get full support of Dep PM Freeland, cabinet members, majority of Liberal MPs

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Toronto/CMEDIA: Some members reportedly of the Liberal Party’s Toronto caucus met recently in Canada’s Deputy P rime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s backyard to discuss the party’s surprise byelection loss in the riding of Toronto-St.Paul’s, Freeland had told reporters Thursday

Chaired by Scarborough-Guildwood MP John McKay, who heads the 416 Liberal caucus, Freeland said and added McKay declined to comment on the meeting.

“I offered my backyard because it’s in a central location,” said Freeland, who represents the Toronto riding of University-Rosedale.

“I think it was a valuable opportunity to talk about the results of the byelection … The people of Toronto-St.Paul’s did send us a message. And it is absolutely incumbent on us to hear that message.”

When questioned why she should stay on as Finance Minister while the Liberals still slump in the polls, Freeland said it’s up to the PM if she stays on as finance minister

Freeland made the comments in Milton, Ont., following her announcement that the federal government would be investing millions of dollars to support athletes that represent Canada.

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But cabinet ministers, including Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly and Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, have come to the prime minister’s defence by publicly stating they back his leadership.

Freeland echoed their comments and said Trudeau “has my full support.”

“I know he has the full support of the cabinet. And I know he has the full support of the vast, vast majority of Liberal MPs,” she said.

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