PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday met with Premier John Horgan in Coquitlam and discussed a number of issues of shared importance, including creating jobs, strengthening the middle class, and growing the economy in British Columbia and Canada.
They talked about working together on the historic first early learning and child care agreement in Canada announced earlier on Thursday, which will make life better and more affordable for families, and help parents – especially women – advance their careers while raising families.
They also discussed the wildfires and extreme weather conditions in British Columbia, and agreed to continue working closely with Indigenous communities to keep people and communities safe, and enhance effective communications around impacts, resources, and response and recovery efforts.
Trudeau and Horgan also discussed investments in public transit infrastructure to help people get around faster and spend less time in traffic, and to create good middle class jobs. They also talked about their governments’ initiatives to protect the environment and biodiversity, and fight climate change by reducing pollution.
Trudeau looked forward to Horgan’s contributions at the next First Ministers’ Meeting, which will include further discussions on border measures and finishing the fight against COVID-19. The two leaders agreed to stay in close contact and advance shared priorities in the months ahead.
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