Liberal's Brampton Rally Falls 2,000 Short
October 4th, 2015 | Poletical News
On Sunday, a Liberal rally touted as "the largest political rally in history" fell short of the 7,000 party faithfuls that were expected to show. The rally in Brampton was to coincide with a series of anti-Harper Liberal ads and was promoted to Liberal Party members as one of the biggest in history. The final numbers reported by media were below or around 5,000.
Before the rally:
"The rally in Brampton, Ontario, one of the country's most ethnically diverse cities, is expected to attract some 7,000 party faithful." – The Canadian Press, October 4, 2015, 7:30am
After the rally:
"At least 5,000 attended the rally, held in one of the country's most ethnically diverse cities." – CBC, October 4, 2015, 2:45pm
"At least 5,000 gathered in an arena in Brampton." – Maclean's
"Almost 5,000 showed up to support Trudeau in Brampton. It was a good crowd." – Liberal blog
Although media and many Liberal supporters are still calling the rally "huge" and "massive", it failed to meet expectations as the "largest in history". The Liberal rally in Brampton was not the largest in Canadian history as advertised by the party.