Note Trudeau penned in 2013 predicting win over Harper up for sale
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to reporters following a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 13, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, October 21, 2015 7:36PM EDT
TORONTO - A 2013 note in which then-Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau predicted he would beat Prime Minister Stephen Harper is up for sale on eBay.
Michael Kydd was on Porter Airlines flight on March 20, 2013, and passed a note to Trudeau asking "Can you really beat Harper?"
Trudeau responded with a quote from his late father -- former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau -- "Just watch me."
Trudeau, who was running for the Liberal leadership at the time, confirmed the note in a tweet on the same day saying, "Yup, it was me."
Bidding on the note -- which had attracted a top bid of $2,550 by Wednesday evening -- ends Thursday afternoon.
Trudeau's father replied "Well, just watch me!" on Oct. 13, 1970, when asked by a reporter how far he would go in limiting civil liberties to combat separatist terrorists during the October Crisis.
Three days later, Pierre Elliott Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act, giving police more power in response to the kidnapping of British diplomat James Cross and Quebec provincial cabinet minister Pierre Laporte by the FLQ.