Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Chrystia Freeland met with Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart to discuss shared priorities. The Prime Minister reaffirmed his commitment to work collaboratively with Mayor Stewart to support Vancouver’s priorities for economic and social development.
The leaders discussed shared investments being made in priority public transit projects through the Investing in Canada Plan, which will help improve commutes, cut air pollution, build prosperous communities and support the transition to a clean economy. The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Mayor also discussed the significant investments being made in housing and the importance of ensuring all residents of Vancouver have access to a range of affordable housing. Finally, the leaders discussed the impact of the opioid crisis and measures the Government of Canada and the City are taking, in collaboration with the Government of British Columbia, to help save lives.
The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Mayor agreed to continue collaborating on Vancouver’s priorities and they looked forward to their next meeting.