Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau coming to Western

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host a town hall meeting at Western University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in Alumni Hall. Mr. Trudeau is visiting London this week as the Canadian government holds its winter cabinet retreat in the Forest City.

The event is open to the general public. Western students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this conversation with the Prime Minister.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend should expect to enter a queue in front of Alumni Hall early for a seat.

Alumni Hall will be closed all day Thursday until the doors open.

While there are approximately 2,300 seats available for the town hall, organizers expect the event to reach capacity and some visitors in the queue may be turned away.

You can RSVP for the event here but this does not guarantee access. Admission to the free event will be on a first come, first served basis.

Backpacks, bags, and large purses will not be permitted inside the venue and will have to be checked in with security.

Attendees are asked to consider car-pooling or public transit as parking is limited. Free parking is available in Springett Lot, accessed from Western Road, after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Lambton Drive entrance to campus will be closed at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. However, those parked on campus will be permitted to exit via Lambton Drive.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Senior Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext. 85165,


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