Trudeau tries trades at SAIT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped by SAIT during his recent visit to Calgary to meet some students in trades.

Trudeau arrived shortly after 3 p.m. on March 29 at SAIT’s Thomas Riley building, and was joined by members of parliament Darshan Kang (Skyview) and Kent Hehr (Calgary Centre).

While touring the carpentry lab, Trudeau met with fourth-year carpentry students and took a spin at their trade by drilling and nailing cabinets.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve put in a nail, regardless of what people may think,” he said, laughing.

“I’m not much of a carpenter, but people have told me I’m pretty good at making cabinets.”

He started his visit to Calgary with a roundtable on Employment Insurance at the Kerby Centre before heading over to the campus.

“He wants to see real skilled tradesmen and women,” said Brigitte Matheson, SAITSA president.

She said this was the first time a prime minister has visited the SAIT campus.

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