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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives in Yarmouth for South Shore visit

YARMOUTH -  The plane carrying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed at Yarmouth International Airport shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Yarmouth by plane Friday morning (July 21).

Heavy security was in place at least an hour before his arrival. Although the plane landed a bit after the the expected time, Trudeau still took time to walk over to the airport fence to greet a small crowd. He shook hands with many and posed for a few selfies before joining the waiting motorcade and heading for Shelburne.

The prime minister, who is coming to Nova Scotia to participate in the Halifax Pride Parade July 22, was making two scheduled public stops along the South Shore on Friday, in Shelburne and Queens counties.

He was to be in Shelburne around 12:30 p.m., visiting children participating in the Out and About Day Camp at The Islands Provincial Park in Shelburne to highlight the Canada Child Benefit. After that, he’ll make a stop in Port Joli, in Queens County, to visit the Kejimkujik Seaside National and Historic Park. That visit was scheduled for around 2:15 p.m., according to the itinerary sent out by the Prime Minister’s Office on Thursday.

Queens County Mayor David Dagley said they were pleased to be one of the prime minister’s stops.

"The Region of Queens is truly blessed to have Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site located on our northern boundary, and Kejimkujik Seaside on our southern coast. We are pleased that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken time from his busy schedule to visit Kejimkujik Seaside in Queens County,” he said. "It is expected that he will be amazed with the natural beauty of Kejimkujik Seaside, as are local residents and tourists who enjoy a leisurely stroll at that picturesque location."

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