Trudeau's Wilfrid Laurier reference half right: Expert

Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau speaks to an audience in Sudbury, ON. on...

Federal Liberal leadership candidate Justin Trudeau speaks to an audience in Sudbury, ON. on Thursday, December 20, 2012. (JOHN LAPPA/QMI AGENCY)

Brigitte Pellerin, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:02 PM ET

Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau was only half right when he invoked Wilfrid Laurier during his closely watched speech to the Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto, an expert on Laurier said Sunday.

On Saturday Trudeau told a large group of Muslims that we needed to look back to the example of Wilfrid Laurier, his "second favourite prime minister," who managed to "find common ground between people of differing beliefs."


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