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Politics This Morning: Trudeau meets Horgan in Vancouver; Goodale hosts roundtable on flood risks; Bennett, Joly visit Edmonton; Scheer delivers speech in Vancouver

By Marco Vigliotti      
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is hosting a national roundtable discussion on flood risk in Regina this morning.
The Hill Times file photograph

Good Thursday morning,

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still in Vancouver today, holding an all-important meeting with B.C. Premier John Horgan at the Vancouver Convention Centre at 11:20 a.m. (Pacific time).

Earlier, Mr. Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau are participating in the Women Deliver Conference kickoff event, also at the Vancouver Convention Centre. That will take place at 10:30 a.m. The Women Deliver Conference, dubbed the world’s largest gathering focused on the health, rights, and well-being of women and girls, will be held in Vancouver in 2019.

The two actually begin their day at 9 a.m., joining with Women Deliver CEO Katja Iversen to visit the YWCA Crabtree Corner Community Resource Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Heading to east to Saskatchewan, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale is hosting a national roundtable discussion on flood risk at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Regina. The roundtable will be livestreamed on Facebook starting at 9 a.m. (Central Standard Time).

From one provincial capital to another, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is speaking at a commemorative ceremony at the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton at 11 a.m. (Mountain time). At 12:30 p.m., she formally sign a framework agreement with the Métis Nation of Alberta. The signing ceremony will be held at the Métis Nation of Alberta head office in north-central Edmonton.

Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly is also spending the day in Edmonton on Thursday, promoting the government’s new creative industries policy and multiculturalism funding program.

Ms. Joly will begin her trek to the Alberta capital with a fireside chat about Creative Canada, the government’s new policy for domestic creative industries, at the Varscona Theatre. The event begins at 9 a.m. (Mountain time) and will be followed by a media availability at 10 a.m.

She will then drop by the Edmonton Intercultural Centre at 11 a.m. for funding announcements for Inter-Action, Ottawa’s multiculturalism funding program.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is delivering a speech at a Vancouver Board of Trade organized event.

The speech is scheduled for 7 a.m. (Pacific time) and will be made at the ritzy Pan Pacific hotel in downtown Vancouver.

Meanwhile, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is giving a speech at the Broadbent Institute’s Progress Gala tonight at 8:45 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

Overseas, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry Claire Perry will be kicking of the Global Alliance to Power Past Coal at the UN COP 23 meetings in Bonn, Germany.

Ms. McKenna is participating in a teleconference from Bonn with reporters at 7 a.m. (Ottawa time).

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is also attending COP 23, and on Thursday, will participate in a strategy meeting and press conference with other elected Greens from across the world.

Have a great day!

The Hill Times 

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