APTN National News
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to meet with Indigenous leaders and premiers in Vancouver early next month to discuss climate change, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement posted on its website.
Trudeau is scheduled to meet with Indigenous leaders representing Inuit, Metis and First Nations, in Vancouver on March 2.
The prime minister is then scheduled to meet with provincial and territorial premiers the next day in the city.
“Canada’s Indigenous peoples have a sacred relationship with the Earth. Their unique perspective will help guide us in developing policies that ensure our land, air and water are protected for future generations,” said Trudeau, in the statement.
The PMO release stated that the planned meetings are a “follow up to the commitments made on climate change” during the Paris conference which finalized a global deal on curbing greenhouse gasses in hopes of slowing down the planet’s warming.
The meetings will discuss developing a “pan-Canadian framework” to grow the economy while meeting emission reduction targets.