Ottwa, August 20
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Premier of British Columbia, David Eby, about the serious wildfire situation in British Columbia and what the Government of Canada is doing to address the needs of British Columbians in this challenging time. They were joined by the President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, Harjit S. Sajjan, and British Columbia’s Minister of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness, Bowinn Ma.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed the Government of Canada’s commitment to provide ongoing assistance to British Columbia and affected communities to address immediate needs. They highlighted that the Government of Canada will also be there to support communities’ recovery. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to fully support First Nations communities that have been impacted.