Trudeau and Horgan have discussions

PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday spoke with Premier John Horgan to discuss common priorities.

Trudeau and Horgan discussed international relations, and Trudeau offered his condolences to those in British Columbia who have lost family and friends in the Ukraine International Airlines tragedy in Iran.

Trudeau thanked Horgan for British Columbia’s contributions to fighting the Australian wildfires. They also discussed the implementation of the new NAFTA and relations with China.

Other priorities discussed included climate change, housing, child care, challenges facing the forestry sector in British Columbia, continuing to move ahead on establishing a liquefied natural gas sector in British Columbia, including implementing the Memorandum of Understanding on the electrification of the natural gas sector that was signed last August, transport and cultural infrastructure initiatives, salmon fisheries, and gasoline prices in British Columbia, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

Trudeau commended Horgan for his government’s actions toward implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and agreed that their governments will continue to collaborate on implementing federal legislation on Indigenous children, youth, and families.

They agreed to continue working together on these and other issues, and look forward to the next First Ministers’ Meeting.