Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a couple of stops during a brief appearance in Regina Thursday.
The day started with breakfast at the RCMP Depot Division alongside cadets. He had the standard egg breakfast with an orange juice, walking with his canteen tray like everyone else.
From there, it was an impromptu stop at Nicky’s Cafe on Winnipeg Street and 8th Avenue, home of the famous lentil soup.
Trudeau didn’t try the soup, but spent about 30 minutes walking through and meeting diners.
Many of those at the restaurant were Liberal supporters, but one table did question the prime minister about pipelines and the legacy of his father.
“My father had a slightly different approach, it should be less imposing the ideas from the top down, but more working together to figure out what the right path forward is,” Trudeau told them.
The table didn’t want to chat with media, but said they were glad to see him listening.
Not everyone at Nicky’s Cafe was there for Trudeau, however – others had their breakfast interrupted.
“I was pretty much waiting for my buddies to show up for breakfast and they hadn’t shown up, probably the crowds were blocking the doors,” one diner said.
“I basically shook his hand and said hello and a pleasure meeting you and that was about it.”
While the media wasn’t informed of the stop at Nicky’s, owner Perry Makris, was happy to see him.
“It is our prime minister, whether I voted for him or I didn’t it doesn’t matter,” Makris.
— Sarah Mills (@smillsSK) January 26, 2017