In case you hadn’t heard, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan was in town today.
He began his day at CFB Esquimalt, where he went on a five-kilometre run with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and military personnel. He also met with sailors and toured the base and got a first-hand look at Canada’s Pacific naval fleet.
Trudeau then took questions from reporters in front of HMCS Ottawa and said his government is taking the issue of opioid overdose deaths very seriously.
He also talked about the regulations around the sale of marijuana and hopes to bring in legislation before the summer – until then marijuana dispensaries are still illegal, he said.
Later in the day, Justin Trudeau was greeted by protesters when he arrived at Victoria’s City Hall. The protesters were trying to draw attention to electoral reform promises and to oil and gas pipelines and tanker traffic.
Trudeau met with Victoria’s Mayor where they discussed green technology, the opioid crisis, the city’s cruise ship terminal and housing.
Here are some photos from the day:
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arriving at Victoria City Hall. He is the first to do so in over 50 years. Photo by Jay Wallace – Island Images
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