The Conservatives said the Liberal leader's recent visit to a mosque that had ties to extremists indicates that Justin Trudeau lacks judgment.

But Trudeau's seeming indifference to the optics of visiting the Montreal-area religious centre revealed part of the Liberal Party's strategy leading up the next year's federal election, say some political science experts.

Trudeau wants the immigrant vote and he doesn't care if he gets attacked by the Conservatives or the media about it, said Brooke Jeffrey, professor at Concordia University.

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