Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe turned his attention on Justin Trudeau this afternoon, saying the young Liberal candidate in the Montreal riding of Papineau will not defend the French language and is too close in thinking to his father, the late Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
"Justin Trudeau represents the past. Vivian Barbot represents the future of the Quebec nation," said Duceppe, referring to the incumbent Bloc candidate and Trudeau's main competition this election.
Duceppe said Trudeau wants to promote bilingualism like his father, instead of defending the French fact in Quebec, leading to the "assimilation of Francophones."
Polls have put Trudeau ahead of Barbot in the working-class riding, which is highly multicultural with a large core of Quebec francophones.