Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Vancouver ahead of this week’s first ministers meeting.
Speaking to business and community leaders, he says the choice doesn’t have to be jobs or the environment.
Trudeau was speaking to a packed crowd at the launch of Smart Prosperity, a new coalition promoting a “clean economy.”
“Now, we have leading voices from environmental think tanks and the oil and gas sector, leaders from big business and the labour movement, indigenous leaders, all on the same page. The government of Canada stands with you.”
When asked about the Energy East project, which currently has provinces like Alberta and Saskatchewan at odds with Quebec over jobs versus the environment, Trudeau says his plan is to bring different voices together.
Speaking to reporters, the PM was asked about what is he going to do about Vancouver’s over-heated housing market?
“The fact is we’re working with both the mayor and the province on making sure that we’re creating the kind of stability that is necessary. We made a change to mortgage rules which should offer a little more stability to the market.”
While the rest of the Canadian housing market is stable, Toronto and Vancouver are out of control.