Trudeau Town Hall 20180111

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's third town hall of his cross-country tour saw repeated interruptions from hecklers who interrupted questioners, one of which had to be forcibly removed by police.

Trudeau’s London, Ont., town hall interrupted by hecklers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking more questions from the public tonight at a town hall meeting in London, Ont.

It is the third in a series of six town halls, and comes as Trudeau holds a two-day retreat for his cabinet in the southwestern Ontario city.

Cabinet ministers, in town for the retreat, mingled with students and other members of the audience in the packed auditorium. Outside, a long queue waited in the rain hoping for a seat.

Tonight’s began shortly after 7 p.m. ET. at Western University. CBCNews.ca is carrying the event live.

During the first two town halls — in Lower Sackville, N.S. and Hamilton — the prime minister endured heckling and drew applause as he faced a broad range of questions on topics that covered everything from federal drug policy, to the Liberal government’s $10.5 million payment to Omar Khadr, to concerns over former ISIS fighters returning to Canada.

Trudeau’s next town hall will be in Quebec City on Jan. 18. Later in the month, Trudeau will host town halls in Winnipeg and Edmonton, but no specific dates for those events have been released.

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