VANCOUVER - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted his government's record on some of the most sensitive issues facing Vancouver as he met with Mayor Kennedy Stewart.
Trudeau said before the meeting that government investments have resulted in the building, refurbising and creation of more homes for more people.
On the opioid crisis, Trudeau says he recognizes the extraordinary tragedy that it represents for communities, families and individuals.
Since day 1, our government has invested in the middle class & supported people working hard to join it in order to grow our economy, create jobs, and keep Canadian businesses competitive. Read this thread ⤵️ https://t.co/T2FlekW7n1— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 30, 2019
He says his government has invested in assistance for front-line responders, changed pharmaceutical regulations, provided help for doctors and supported safe-consumption sites.
With an election call expected any day, Trudeau says his government made a choice four years ago to invest in infrastructure and transit across the country.
Stewart thanked the prime minister and his government for the "record investments" in the city and said he looks forward to working with him.
Pleased to speak with Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau about deepening our partnership to continue tackling the housing crisis, the overdose emergency, and congestion along the Broadway corridor. By working together we can build a city that works for everyone. #vanpoli #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Xc3aELMrAO— Kennedy Stewart (@kennedystewart) August 30, 2019