Prime Minister Trudeau mobbed at Burnaby's Hats Off Day

Chris Campbell

As if Hats Off Day couldn’t get any crazier.

The Burnaby event already sees Hastings Street turn into a sea of humanity, with thousands of people trying not to collide with each other as the road is closed to vehicles.

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Today, it got even busier when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dropped by to meet the public.

Trudeau, who spoke with Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley during a private meeting earlier this afternoon, appeared near the Hastings fire hall and was mobbed.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Hats Off Day in Burnaby. JENNIFER GAUTHIER PHOTO

People lined up to shake Trudeau’s hand and have their photos taken with him.

It was a pretty hectic scene and NOW photographer Jennifer Gauthier was there.

The Burnaby North-Seymour riding will be hotly contested, with incumbent MP Terry Beech of the Liberals facing off with former-Burnaby MP Svend Robinson of the NDP, Green candidate Amita Kuttner and Conservative candidate Heather Leung.

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