Trudeau’s town hall tour stops in Saskatoon

About 500 people attended Justin Trudeau’s ninth town hall of his cross Canada tour, which stopped at the University of Saskatchewan, Jan 25.

During the hour-long question and answer period, the Prime Minister fielded questions on a host of wide-ranging topics – from the federal carbon tax to first nations’ issues to international trade and relations with the United States.

With regards to his government’s carbon tax, Trudeau said the environment is a 21st century issue that needs to be looked after as economies grow.

He said money that comes into the province from the tax will stay in the province, which can then be redistributed.

Trudeau said he is not worried about Canadian jobs in light of the “America first” protectionism promoted by Donald Trump because the trade relationship between the two economies is well-balanced and integrated.

Winnipeg is the next stop on Trudeau’s town hall tour.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to a crowd of about 500 during his town hall tour at the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, Jan. 25. | William DeKay photo

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